ECOWAS donates 4,000 tonnes of food items to Nigeria

Nigeria: ECOWAS donates 4,000 tonnes of food items

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:38 am

The ECOWAS Commission has donated about 4,000 tonnes of food gadgets to the Federal Government for distribution to vulnerable households, to mitigate the outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sangare Sekou, the ECOWAS Commissioner of Agriculture, Water Resources and Environment, disclosed this at the presentation of the gadgets to the Federal Government on Saturday in Kano.

Sekou said that the gesture used to be to show the region’s team spirit with the Government and People of Nigeria. He said:

“This regional cohesion will be verified thru food donations of a complete volume of 3,999 tonnes of cereals comprising of millet and sorghum.

“The first donation consists of 1,196 tonnes of cereals financed through the ECOWAS Commission’s Humanitarian Emergency Fund for Disaster and Emergency Relief to Member States affected with the aid of a humanitarian crisis.

Dada noted that President Muhammadu Buhari had initiated viable undertaking to quick track sustainable environment, water and agricultural improvement as well as decorate regional integration.

While lauding ECOWAS for the distribution of cattle to households in Kebbi State, Dada pledged persisted assist to the commission.

NAN reports that the exercising was attended through Alhaji Baba Shehuri, Minister of State Agriculture, Fatima Jagne, ECOWAS Commissioner of Social Affairs and Gender as well as representatives of the Kano State Government.