In preparation for this year’s dry season farming, the Borno State Government has extended input support to no fewer than 1,200 farmers in the Mobbar Local Government Area of the state.
The distribution exercise, which took place on Saturday in Damasak, was facilitated by the state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, through the state’s ministry of agriculture.
AgroNigeria gathered that the distributed inputs include: water pumps – to aid irrigation –, seeds and chemical. The state government also gave the of N5, 000 to each beneficiary.
Meanwhile, Damasak community members led by the senator representing the Damasak district, Abubakar Kyari, extended their appreciation to the governor for the aid.
The farmers, who will be mainly cultivating rice, onions and other food crops, pledged to increase food production in line with the governor’s vision for the agricultural sector in the state.
Meanwhile, Governor Zulum recently distributed food packages to 1,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) families in Damasak.
This is coming after his visit to the headquarters of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Abuja.
Zulum had paid the visit to the agency to demand food aid for IDPs in Borno state. About 8,000 IDPs in 11 Borno towns were in need of the supplies, he had said.