Rural and smallholder farmers in Adamawa state have become beneficiaries of an agricultural distribution programme, courtesy of the Japanese government in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
Commenting on the distribution, Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Yutaka Kikuta, said that the distribution was aimed at providing assistance to farmers in the Loko village of Song Local Government Area of Adamawa, under the UNDP Integrated Community Stabilisation Project in North East.
He stated that the project was part of the nation’s contribution towards the actualization of a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On his part, the, the UNDP Deputy Country Director, Operations, Mrs. Batty Wabunoha lauded the move by the Japanese government.
“We had a number of activities in the region basically under the regional programme under UNDP for which we have been able to mobilise 17 million dollars in 2018. This is from various donors including the government of Japan” He said
He added that their “activities in this region are targeting 9,000 households in the three states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. Additional activities of support through Japanese government included rehabilitation and reconstructions of schools and boreholes in the region.”