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FADAMA targets 12,000 households for cash-for-work programme


Farmers presenting rice produced by the Federated FADAMA Community Association, Kano State to its National Project Coordinator, Mr. Tayo Adewunmi, (left) during his recent working tour of Kano.

The World Bank and FGN through Fadama III AF II, have designed a programme termed cash-for-work as a viable option in the reconstruction of the Northeastern part of the country recently ravaged by the activities of Boko Haram insurgence.

The National Coordinator of FADAMA Project in Nigeria, Mr. Tayo Adewunmi, made this known during the launch of Fadama Vanguard at Yola South Local Government of Adamawa State.

The cash for works programme was designed to benefit about 12,000 households across the North East and Adamawa State with 100 Community Action Plans is targeting 2,000 youths to benefit.

This programme, according to Adewunmi, will also provide assistance not only in the form of the restoration of livelihoods through economic stimulation and opportunity in the North East, but also an impetus for affected individuals to reinvest back into the community.

The initiative will address empowerment of individuals, stimulation of the local economy, rehabilitation of community assets, short-term employment generation and empowerment of women through participation.

The Cross CAP–Livelihood Restoration Centre designed and constructed by two Communities of Chakatare and Funa was also launched by the Fadama Coordinator who explained that the Centre is aimed at imparting knowledge and skill among livelihood youths, and will serve a one-stop rallying point for people that were affected directly or indirectly and have lost huge livelihood activities as a result of insurgency.

The FADAMA Project in Adamawa State has supported 4,000 households with food assistance and livelihood activities, reached a total of 43,885 direct beneficiaries out of which 35 per cent of beneficiaries reached were female-headed households.

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