Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has revealed plans to offer petrol at subsidized rates to farmers in Mobbar Local Government Area of the state, with the aim of enhancing food security in the state.
This aligns with President Tinubu’s agricultural agenda of achieving food sufficiency through enhanced agricultural activities in areas affected by insecurity.
Governor Zulum made this announcement while addressing newsmen in Damasak, the headquarters of Mobbar LGA, following the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable women and widows.
He expressed his commitment to providing their needs and ensuring sustainable livelihoods for them. He assured them that effective measures would be taken to enhance agricultural productivity and reduce the economic burden on farmers in the Damasak region.
According to him, “To provide sustainable means of livelihood to our people, we are implementing measures to boost agricultural productivity and ease the financial strain on farmers in the Damasak region.”
He further explained, “For farmers in this community, reliance on generators fueled by fossil fuels has been the norm. I will be offering immediate assistance to address this issue.”
“The government will identify two fueling stations and supply PMS and subsidies to reduce the cost of PMS for the farmers. This will enable them to purchase PMS at a lower price, making it more affordable for them to irrigate their farmlands, “he added.
Governor Zulum also promised to purchase solar water pumps and install drip irrigation and sprinkler irrigation facilities in the town. This aims to improve access to water for agricultural purposes and enhance irrigation methods, ultimately boosting agricultural productivity in the area.