Twelve thousand farmers affected by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State have been enlisted in the federal government’s National Food Security Programme.
The farmers are expected to benefit from the emergency agricultural programme, which is to be executed by the National Emergency Management Agency.
A statement signed by the Deputy Director, Operations, NEMA headquarters and the Supervising officer Emergency Agricultural Intervention Programme in Borno State, Basharu Ibrahim, disclosed that 12,000 farmers across Borno State who were affected by insurgency have been registered and are expected to benefit from an Emergency Agricultural intervention program of the Federal Government through the National Food Security Council.
The statement made available to journalists on Saturday, said: “The program which is being implemented by NEMA is expected to provide the beneficiaries with farming inputs like seeds, poultry birds and agrochemicals to enable them to participate in the upcoming planting season.”
The statement further revealed that: “Some of the benefitting areas include Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), Jere, Bama,
Konduga, Gwoza, Biu, Chibok, Askira/Uba, Monguno, Magumeri, Nganzai, and Mobbar local government areas.