The National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP) said it would support agriculture production as a means of fighting poverty in the rural communities.
Malam Mukhtar Tafawa-Balewa, the National Coordinator of (NAPEP), said the programme would collaborate with other stakeholders to address the problem of irrigation farming to enhance agriculture production in rural communities.
Tafawa-Balewa, who spoke during the courtesy visit of some delegation of Centre for Creative and Leadership Development paid a visit to NAPEP, said that the idea will also help to address the problem of livestock and unemployment in the country.
According to him, “about 70 per cent of our population is engaged in farming activities, so the effort NAPEP is making will change the situation and bring about rapid development in the rural communities.”
He said that NAPEP wanted to ensure that the project was sustainable, adding that it had collaborated with the Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Women Affairs.
“We want the project to be a sustainable programme in the sense that it will not only last, but all the communities would benefit from the project.