By Peter Duru
MAKURDI—The British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation has reportedly invested over N1 billion in various support interventions in different sectors of the country’s economy, including the agricultural sector, to boost food production.
Executive Director of the Foundation, Abimbola Okoya, who made this known yesterday while handing over 200 bags of 50kg rice and clothing for Benue flood victims to Governor Samuel Ortom in Makurdi, said the foundation was disturbed by the level of losses suffered by farmers as a result of the flood disaster in the state.
Okoya said: “Beyond this crisis, we will continue to support the state government just like we have done in the past years and as a Foundation our aim is to empower rural small-holder farmers to move from subsistence to commercial farming for a sustainable future.”
Receiving the items, Governor Ortom, who commended the Foundation for identifying with the state, assured that the relief materials will be channelled to the victims.