The Multi-sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP) for Northeast Nigeria has distributed goats and sheep to people affected by Boko Haram crisis in eight local government areas of Yobe State.
Speaking to journalists on the exercise on Monday in Damaturu, the MCRP Yobe state coordinator, Alhaji Musa Jidawa disclosed that 2080 persons would benefit across the selected eight local government areas.
He said that the distribution of the 2080 small ruminants was one of the four components of MCRP projects to restore means of livelihood among the people of the eight benefiting communities across the state.
He said the distribution is classified into four, which the distribution of non food items, among which are basic household needs that people lost. The second phase is the agro transitional intervention, which has to do with distribution of agricultural inputs.
Jidawa, who noted that the present distribution the third in the phase, said the entire phases is to assist in revamping the economy of those affected by the crisis.
Some of the beneficiaries from the eight local governments, Gulani,Gujba, Tarmuwa, Fika, Gaidam, Yunusari, Damaturu, Potiskum, who spoke to Journalists expressed that they would utilise the items given to them judiciously.