Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has said that over 50,000 hectares of farmland were abandoned by farmers in the state in 2020, due to bandits’ attacks.
Masari made the disclosure on Thursday in Katsina at the launch of the 2021 Maize Wet Season Farming and first Maize Pyramid in Nigeria.
The event was organised by Maize Association of Nigeria in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria Anchor Borrower Programme.
The governor, however, said in spite of the disruptions, farmers had recorded good harvest.
He noted that the anchor borrower programme had impacted positively on the lives of small scale farmers in the state.
“I wish to express our sincere appreciation to the Federal Government for the current commitment in the fight against banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping, armed robbery, among others.
“And for initiating the Anchor Borrower Programme, which has supported the government efforts in bringing back the lost glory of the agricultural sector.
“For maize production, from 2016 to 2019, there has been an increase in the hectares cultivated during the periods.
“In the last five years, the state has generated 1.2 million short term jobs, for one to six months, and 249, 551 long term jobs from six months and above were created,” he said.
The governor pledged that the administration would continue to join hands with development partners in agriculture for increased productivity.
Masari said the government would also continue to ensure that farmers have access to farm inputs.
In his remarks, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir, represented by Alhaji Lawal Bagiwa, commended CBN and the maize association for the successes recorded.
The emir urged government to step up efforts at ending banditry and kidnapping, in order to protect farmers and other citizens.
“I hope security agents will do more to enable farmers go back to their farms and plant crops,” he said.
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Peace Day : NYCN Urges Youth To Foster Peaceful Coexistence
By Nyahama Japhet
As the world celebrate International Peace Day, the Adamawa State Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria has urged youths in the state to embrace the vision of peaceful society advocated by the administration of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
The NYCN in the state acknowledged the relentless efforts of the present administration under the leadership of the Governor Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, for ensuring a peaceful administration in the state under his watch.
The State NYCN Chairman Ambassador Ajine Delo, in a statement maintained that the Governor has created an environment conducive for growth, prosperity and harmonious coexistence.
He called on the youth to key into the Governor’s peace mission by cultivating values of tolerance, respect, compassion, resolving conflict and fostering peaceful relationship with all and sundry.
“As we celebrate International Peace Day, the NYCN Adamawa State is calling on the youth to embrace the vision of peaceful coexistence often preached by the Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
“I urged you to be law abiding citizens by rejecting violence but instead seek peaceful resolution when faced with conflict”
He emphasized that by standing united in support of peace, the youth in Adamawa State can shape a brighter future for themselves and the generation to come.
ANAN Inducts ADHA Maj-leader Mamuno With FCNA Prestigious Fellowship Award
The Majority Leader Adamawa State House of Assembly and Member Representing Demsa Constituency Hon. Mrs Kate Raymond Mamuno, FCNA was on Thursday, 21st of September 2023 inducted as a Fellow Certified National Accountant (FCNA) by the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN)
The highest decision making body of National Accountants was Founded in 1979, and Chartered by ACT NO 76 of 1993 Now CAP A26 LFN. 2004.
The Fellowship Award was bestowed on Hon. Mrs. Kate Raymond Mamuno at the 28th National Annual Conference held at the International Conference Centre Abuja, on Monday, 18th September to Thursday, 21st of September 2023.
The President and Chairman of Council of ANAN Dr. James Ekerare Neminebor FCNA, while conferring the Fellowship Award on the awardees stated that Hon. Mrs. Kate Raymond Mamuno and other awardees were carefully selected for the prestigious honour in recognition of their solid contributions to the Association.
While specifically acknowledging Adamawa Assembly Majority Leader’s dedication towards the promotion of the activities of the ANAN as well as the exemplary leadership qualities she has exhibited in her various careers, the President described Kate Raymond Mamuno as a Household Name to the Body.
He further urged her not to relent on her duties but strive to contribute more.
The Speaker of the 8th Adamawa Assembly, Rt. Hon. Bathiya Wesley on behalf of all other members of the House as well as Management and Staff of the Assembly, congratulate the Majority Leader Hon. Mrs. Kate Raymond Mamuno and wish her well in her present and future endeavours.
Fintiri Restates Support To Polo Tournament In Adamawa
By Muhammad B. Muhammad
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has restated the determination of his administration to support polo tournament to drive its economic impact for Adamawa State.
The Governor stated this when he received in audience national executives of Nigeria Polo Federation on a courtesy call in the Government House, Yola Friday.
Fintiri maintained that his administration will continue to invest in security for peaceful Adamawa, stressing that “most of the security challenges created by people are avoidable ones.”
The Governor thanked Lamido Adamawa, Dr Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustafa for making Adamawa the hub of polo games in Nigeria, saying the government will continue to give the sector a priority.
In his remarks, the President of Nigeria Polo Federation, Alhaji Nura Dangiwa commended Governor Fintiri for maintaining peace in the state which he noted has created enabling environment for the polo games to thrive.
While debunking the notion that polo game is meant for the rich and royalty, the President explained that the goal of the polo federation is to make the game more accessable and enjoyable to everyone.
He maintained that polo is a trending sport tournament that have the vibrancy of creating jobs for youths adding that if the sector is being harnessed properly, it will generate economic benefits for the country.
The national executives of Nigeria Polo Federation were in the state for the ongoing national polo tournament taking place in Yola which will be rounded off on Saturday, this week.
Highlight of the visit was presentation of polo sport kits among other gift to Governor Umaru Fintiri by the officials of the Yola Polo Club and Nigeria Polo federation.
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