Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in four communities in Kaduna State have started applying fertilisers on their crops, three weeks after they were given by the Lay Faithful Trust Foundation (LFTF).
The Christian group said the second phase of the fertiliser empowerment project for Christian IDPs in Kaduna state took place from 17th to 21st August 2023.
Phase One of the project was conducted on 15-18 June 2023 adding that usually, fertiliser is applied twice by the farmers during the farming season for maximum effect.
“The objective of the empowerment project is to assist the Christian IDPs attain some measure of economic independence for self-sustenance. From the reports that followed the projects in 2022, many of the IDPs benefitted greatly from the fertiliser projects. Regrettably, the scope of the project this year was restricted to Kaduna state when compared with the projects last year,” spokesman of LFTF, Pastor Bosun Emmanuel said in a statement.
The farming communities covered were Unguwan Wakili, Langson, Mallagum, and Tsaunin Mayou.
“We thank all the brethren who donated money for the empowerment project. God bless you all and enrich you abundantly. We also thank our team in Kaduna state for faithfully executing the relief project,” the statement added, while calling for more financial assistance to the Lay Faithful Trust Foundation account number 1024937491 with the United Bank for Africa (UBA).