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Nigerian govt flags-off distribution of Agric inputs to 7,386 Borno farmers

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Nigerian govt flags-off distribution of Agric inputs to 7,386 Borno farmers

The federal government has officially launched the distribution of agricultural inputs to 7,386 farmers affected by the 2020 floods in Borno.

A statement released on Friday by Abdulkadir Ibrahim, chief information officer, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Northeast Zone Office, said the distribution was carried out by NEMA director general Mustafa Ahmed.

“Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed said that farmers were selected from 11 local government areas in the state.

“The director general maintained that the distribution of inputs is part of the federal government’s stimulus intervention with farmers.

“This will boost productivity and also ensure food security,” the statement said.

He explained that during his stay in Maiduguri, the Director General paid a courtesy visit to Governor Babagana Zulum where he congratulated the Governor on his commitment to restore normalcy and address the humanitarian situation in the state.

The statement reported that Zulum for his part thanked the federal government for its continued support for Borno.

“The general manager also held a meeting with the staff of the NEMA Northeast area office where he congratulated the staff for their dedication to duty,” he said.

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