MAIDUGURI, North-West, Nigeria – Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, on Tuesday May 26, 2020 met with farmers on the field during a tour of 28 communities on the shores of Lake Alau in Konduga and Jere Local Government Areas of the state.
The visit was aimed at achieving improved food security in the State, where about 28 communities on the shores of Lake Alau are targeted in the first phase of the Governor’s back to farm initiative.
The visit also enabled personal interactions between the Governor and farmers who were either plowing or planting in their various farmlands.
“Our intention is to resettle all the 28 communities around this place, we have built trenches from Dalori up to Molai. We are in consultation with the military, insha Allah all the communities will go back to their localities soon,” he said.
Fielding questions from newsmen shortly after the tour, Zulum assured the farmers of Government’s support to enable them go back to their farmlands.
“This is a singular act that will make our people happy and food sufficient. We shall insha Allah give all the necessary supports to our people to go back to their farms.
Meanwhile, the Governor was presented with medal award by the Commnder 251 Taskforce Battalion in appreciation of his support to the Nigerian military.