Federal govt agency empowers smallholder farmers in Sokoto state

Federal govt agency empowers smallholder farmers in Sokoto state

- An agency established to reach out to border communities in the country is changing lives

- A community in Sokoto state has been empowered by the Border Communities Development Agency

- The community will get farm clusters to help smallholder farmers in their quest for maximum food production

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The Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA) has commissioned an agricultural project in Sokoto state.

This was revealed in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Monday, March 15 by Mr. Sadiq Abdullahi Isa, the deputy director of the public affairs and protocol unit of the BCDA.

The initiative is in line with the agency’s mandate to ensure sustainable social, economic, and infrastructural development of border communities in Nigeria.

Legit.ng gathered that the executive secretary of BCDA, Captain Junaid Abdullahi, and management members were on a two-day working visit to border communities in the state from Monday, March 8 to Tuesday, March 9 when the project was commissioned.

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Federal govt agency empowers smallholder farmers in Sokoto state
BCDA boss, Captain Abdullahi was hailed by the Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal. Photo credit: @bcdagov
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The initiative is a micro-cell cluster farm pilot project in Dogon-Daji Community in Tambuwal local government area.

On arrival at Sokoto, the executive secretary and the BCDA team paid a courtesy visit to the governor of Sokoto state, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

The executive secretary thanked the governor for receiving him and his team and went further to inform the Tambuwal of the developmental activities of BCDA in Sokoto state.

He said the agency will continue to partner with Sokoto state government to bring development to the people living in the border communities in the state.

He also eulogized the governor for the giant strides he has recorded in the state especially in the area of security.

In his response, Governor Tambuwal commended the agency under the leadership of Captain Abdullahi for its developmental activities in the border communities in the state.

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He also said the state is always ready to collaborate and partner with BCDA to improve the lives and livelihood of people living in the border communities in the state as the developmental projects will keep the youth busy and away from negative vices.

Recall that the BCDA recently completed a transformer project for a community that has been without electricity in the past 11 years.

The traditional leader of the community in Ogun state, the Oniko of Ikolaje, His Royal Majesty Oba John Olakunle Ojo lauded the executive secretary of the BCDA for the life-transforming project.

In a related development, the BCDA recently built a new primary health care centre with a 30-bed capacity and a motorized borehole with an overhead tank for a border community in Gurin local government area of Adamawa state.

Jerrywright Ukwu is a senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng based in Abuja. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at jerrywright39@yahoo.com.

Source: Legit.ng

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