Borno governor employs 6,111 farmers in mega farm schemes

Borno governor employs 6,111 farmers in mega farm schemes

- The Borno governor, Babagana Zulum, has employed 6,111 farmers into the state’s mega farm schemes in 10 local government areas of the state

- The state commissioner of Agriculture, Bukar Talba, made the disclosure at an inter-ministerial briefing in Maiduguri

- Talba said due to insurgency, there were massive displacements and high levels of food insecurity in the state

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The Borno governor, Babagana Zulum, has employed 6,111 farmers into the state’s mega farm schemes in 10 local government areas of the state in efforts to reduce the levels of food insecurity.

The state commissioner of agriculture, Bukar Talba, made the disclosure at an inter-ministerial briefing in Maiduguri, the state capital on Monday, June 22, Daily Trust reported.

Borno governor employs 6,111 farmers in mega farm schemes

The Borno state government has set up a scheme to boost food security in the state. Photo credits: Borno government
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According to Talba, the newly employed formers will work alongside mega-farms and expand farmlands with protections provided by Agro Rangers, Civilian JTF and hunters, while on the farms.

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He pointed out that due to insurgency; there were massive displacements and high levels of food insecurity in the state.

The commissioner said the state government plans to sustain economic growth in Borno with massive investments in the agricultural sector.

Meanwhile, as part of the recovery efforts of the Borno state government after Boko Haram terrorist activities, Governor Babagana Umaru Zulum has revoked allocations of over 100 empty houses built in Bama town.

The governor on Monday, June 8, re-allocated the properties that have been unoccupied for more than a year, for the use of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Bama local government area.

Governor Zulum in a statement shared on his official social media pages noted that said all the houses should be occupied by IDPs who don't have decent spaces at the camp immediately.

He gave the order while speaking at the Shehu of Bama's palace, Shehu Umar Ibn Kyari Elkanemi as he led government officials in the distribution of items to those in critical need

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The 100 units of two-bedroom houses, was built by Alhaji Muhammad Indimi, Borno’s billionaire businessman as part of support to his home state.

In another news, Nigeria's Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, June 11, said Boko Haram now operates in the country just like an industry.

Lawan revealed that the terrorist group now has its members from several religions and nations, AIT News reported.

The Senate boss lamented that despite countless resolutions and efforts made by the red chamber, the insurgents are still thriving in their business of inflicting pain and striking terror in the minds of Nigerians.

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