CISCOPE Donates Seeds to 2,000 Displaced Farmers In Adamawa

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Governor Bindow of Adamawa State
Governor Bindow of Adamawa State

From Tom Garba,Yola
An official of the Civil Society Coalition for Poverty Eradication (CISCOPE), Mr Peter Michael Egwudah, has disclosed that the non-governmental organisation (NGO) has donated 10kg seeds of different varieties of crops to over 2,000 Internal Displaced persons (IDPs) in Adamawa state.
According to Egwuda, CISCOPE ,which is being funded by OXFAM, a leading international humanitarian agency supporting the cause of IDPs in the state in the last four years, targeted farmers in Michika Council who have gone back to their homes of origin from where they were sacked Boko Haram insurgents.
“After the recapturing of many communities by the Nigerian Army and many IDPs decided to go back to their homes, our organisation decided to go back with them to help them start picking up their ruined lives earlier enough,we have given them seeds and seedlings of different varieties for this year farming season,” Egwuda said.
He revealed that plans were on top gear to support and help the Adamawa state government who are planning to bring back over 80,000 Nigerians displaced into the northern parts of Cameroon Republic.
He added that one of the duties of the organisation was to make sure that IDPs were living in a healthy and safe environment. Towards this end, he said deliberate have been made including sinking 40 boreholes in different communities, rehabilitating health centres and toilet facilities, evacuating refuse and giving dignity kits to the returnees IDPs.
Egwuda added that other councils in the state will soon receive aid from the NGO, as one of its main aim is to make sure all displaced persons were living in safe environments with good health facilities.
Egwuda, who oversees the affairs of the program in the North Eastern region further explained that 135,000 IDPs has been so far touched with the humanitarian services of CISCOPE and the support of her donor agencies like OXFAM.

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