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Gov Zulum Shares Cash To 600 Families At Malam-Fatori

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After dealing with school assessment, the governor supervised the distribution of cash to 600 families (households) who had returned to Malam-Fatori for resettlement.

Each male heads of households received N10,000 and their wives and females relatives each received N5,000.

Before Zulum’s arrival, food items comprising rice and maize grain were distributed to each of the households some weeks ago while another batch of the same food items is planned for distribution next week.

The food aid according to the governor was to sustain the returning families until the end of the rainy season when most of them are expected to harvest food crops currently growing in their farms.

Zulum extensively interacted with the returned community members who were refugees in Niger Republic.

He took note of the problems they highlighted and directed relevant government agencies to address them immediately.

Malam-Fatori was a stronghold of Boko Haram from 2014 until last year when it was fully liberated by the Nigerian military.

Zulum ordered reconstruction works and together with community stakeholders, directed reoccupation which began with the first batch of 600 households returned in March 2022.

Governor Zulum said Borno State Government was working with security agencies and other stakeholders to voluntarily and safely return more refugees living in Bosso and other parts of the Niger Republic to Malam-Fatori for dignified resettlement.

Before leaving Malam-Fatori, Governor Zulum interfaced with the military to discuss modalities to allow the returned community currently living in a temporary shelter to occupy their permanent houses.

“I am appealing to you to work out modalities that would allow the people to safely occupy their permanent houses. The only way we can get rid of the insurgency is by building the resilience of our people and allowing them to take leadership of the town” Zulum told the military.

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FAO Distributes Farm Input To Over 20,000 Households In Borno 

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By Ladi Dapson, Maiduguri

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has provided farm inputs to 26, 725 households for the 2024 rainy season farming to ensure viable and sustainable food security in Borno State.

The UN agency said this year farmers’ input distribution was funded including the Governments of Norway, the United States of America, Switzerland, and the European Commission.

The FAO’s interim Representative in Nigeria and ECOWAS region, Dominique Koffy Kouacou made this disclosure on Monday during the launch of the 2024 rainy season input distribution in the northeast at Du Usman in Jere Local Government Area Borno State.

The UN agency said that zero hunger as highlighted by SDG2 guides our intervention through the procurement and distribution of nutrient-dense vegetables, cereals, and legume quality seeds and NPK fertilizers. 

“FAO is supporting 26,750 vulnerable households, including returning IDPS and their host communities with productive agriculture assets to rebuild their lives and livelihoods.

The 2024 intervention in Borno state will benefit 9,975 households across 7 Local Government Areas in the State.

“The support by FAO will help households mitigate the escalating food insecurity while at the same time building the resilience of the returnees in the settled communities. 

We expect that these interventions will improve food production and income generation and build resilience among conflict-affected returnee households,” He said.

The acting Borno State governor, Usman Kadafur said the state is indeed aware of the strategic role being played by the Food and Agricultural Organization, particularly in assisting victims of the insurgency and in our collective efforts to bring about viable and sustainable peace and security in the State.

“The distribution of these crop production inputs will therefore encourage our farmers to be more determined in engaging in farming activities and towards having a reliable and dependable means of livelihood.”

Khadafur solicited the cooperation of international organizations, especially our international partners and non-governmental bodies in our determined efforts to address the multifarious challenges of development confronting the state, to improve the well-being and livelihood of our people.

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Adamawa Govt, Fed Varsity Deploy 49 Improved Crop Varieties To Improve Food Security

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Adamawa – June 6, 2024

The Adamawa State Government, in partnership with the Federal University of Agriculture Mubi, has embarked on a significant agricultural initiative, deploying 49 improved crop varieties across all 21 Local Government Areas (LGA) of the state. This ambitious project includes enhanced strains of maize, sorghum, rice, cowpea, groundnuts, soybean, and sunflower.

In a concerted effort to bolster food security, the state government is also funding the cultivation of these improved crop varieties on a one-hectare plot of land. The harvested crops will be distributed to farmers next year, providing them with high-quality seeds to enhance productivity and resilience against food scarcity.

These initiatives are coordinated under the State Food Security Committee and spearheaded by Professor Bitrus Dawi Tarfa, Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture Mubi. “This collaborative effort is crucial and timely in addressing the pressing food security challenges in Adamawa State,” said Prof. Tarfa.

The deployment and multiplication of these improved crop varieties aim to significantly boost agricultural output, ensuring sustainable food production and economic stability for the state’s farming communities.

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Taraba Govt Set To Distribute Tractors, Constitutes Committee 

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By Sani Yarima 

Taraba State Governor, Agbu Kefas Ph.D on Tuesday approved the constitution of a committee for the distribution of the first phase of tractors in the state.

This was disclosed in a press statement signed by the Secretary to the Government of the State, Chief Timothy Kataps, and made available to newsmen by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Yusuf Sanda.

The statement mentioned that state Commissioner of Agriculture and Food Security, Professor Nickolas Nemesson will lead the Committee as Chairman. 

Members include the state chairman of RIFAN, Hon. Tanko Bobbo Andami, representatives of the Labour Unions, Mr. Gara Nuga from the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), and the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS).

Other members of the committee are Mrs. Uchena Eschareturi, and Dr. Aminu Jauro Hassan, Chairman of Jalingo LGC, representing ALGON.

However, Mr. Samson Alhassan of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of Taraba State will serve as the Secretary of the Committee.

Meanwhile, a date for the commencement of the distribution is yet to be announced. 

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