About N9.7 million has been approved by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for 48 beneficiaries of the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises in the Niger Delta (LIFE-ND) project who have been affected by the flood in Delta State.
The National Coordinator, LIFE-ND, Mr Abiodun Sanni, made this known on Thursday at the disbursement of the IFAD Flood Recovery and Intervention Funds and Inputs Distribution to the Flood Victims at Aboh, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State.
According to Sanni, the intervention cash was required to aid LIFE-ND project beneficiaries who had suffered losses due to flooding that had wreaked havoc in the areas where the beneficiaries had set up their businesses.
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The LIFE-ND project, which is being carried out in nine states in the Niger Delta Region, was started by the Federal Government of Nigeria with funding provided by IFAD and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Sanni noted that the day’s ceremony was special because it gave the National Project Coordinator the chance to officially open the recently completed Cassava Processing Mill in Aboh by Delta LIFE-ND Coordination Office.
According to Sanni, who was represented by the NDDC Representative in LIFE-ND, Mrs Stella Manureh, the overall goal of the LIFE-ND project is the “transformation of the rural economy in which all rural population can derive prosperity and equal benefit.”
He commended IFAD for its considerate and prompt assistance, urged the beneficiaries to use the flood recovery intervention cash wisely, and thanked the Aboh community for its support.
Story was adapted from NAN.