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April 14, 2024

Return to Farm as Security Gradually Restores, Borno Govt Tells Residents

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has urged residents to engage in farming to grow their own food with the gradual return of peace and security to the state.

Zulum also  reaffirmed his commitment to continue providing palliatives as the state grapples with ongoing economic challenges. 

The Governor  acknowledged that the government cannot sustain palliative distribution indefinitely and encouraged residents to actively engage in farming to meet their food needs.

Speaking in Biu during the distribution of food aid to over 52,500 families across seven local government areas in the Southern Borno Senatorial zone, Zulum highlighted the government’s efforts to alleviate hardships caused by inflation and economic difficulties.

The governor distributed 25kg bags of rice and maize to each family. Additionally, he provided over N100 million in grants to 2,000 youths and women to support agricultural activities. This initiative reiterates the government’s commitment to supporting vulnerable communities and achieving long-term food security within the state.

Furthermore, Deputy Governor Umar Usman Kadafur urged beneficiaries to utilize the food assistance and grants effectively, particularly for agricultural purposes.

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