The Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), in collaboration with the state Ministry of Agriculture, has acquired farmlands for 300 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living in the Pompomari camp.
Alhaji Musa Jidawa, the Permanent Secretary of SEMA, made this known on Tuesday while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu.
He said that the venture would also involve the provision of improved seeds and fertiliser to the displaced farmers.
Jidawa said the IDPs were still living in the camp, awaiting clearance from security agencies before they could return to their respective communities.
“We are providing them with means of livelihood in spite of the fact that they are still in the camp, under the government’s care.
“This is in line with the rehabilitation policy of government, which aims at making the IDPs productive,’’ he said.
Jidawa said that the venture would enable the displaced persons in re-engage in economic activities, prior to their eventual resettlement in their communities.
He urged the IDPs to take advantage of the programme to improve their wellbeing and boost the food security of their neighbourhoods whenever they returned to their communities. (NAN)