MAIDUGURI, North-West, Nigeria – Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has launched the distribution of farm inputs to 1,200 irrigation farmers in Damasak Mobbar Local Government Area of the state for food production this dry season.
Zulum, who traveled with the senator representing Northern Borno, an indigene of Damasak, Abubakar Kyari; distributed water pumps as key components of irrigation, fertilizers, seeds, chemicals and N5,000 cash to each of the 1,200 farmers, all of whom will be cultivating rice and onions among other food crops.
The event was facilitated by the ministry of agriculture, under its commissioner, Engr Bukar Talba who spoke at the launch.
Damasak community thanked Zulum for his unquantifiable support, expressing their determination to increase food production in line with his vision in agriculture.
The Governor has always held the view that unless resettled communities engaged in agricultural activities, there could be problems resulting to unsustainable dependence on food aid from donors.