Food security: Yobe to support 3,560 young farmers

Food security: Yobe to support 3,560 young farmers

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has reaffirmed his administration’s dedication to empowering young farmers in agriculture to ensure food security and reduce unemployment in the state.

Governor Buni made the declaration during a visit by the new Emir of Tikau, Alhaji Abubakar Muhammad Ibn Grema, to the government house in Damaturu.

He announced that the state government would provide support to 20 young farmers from each of the 178 political wards with farm inputs for the upcoming cropping season.

He said, “This initiative aims to create employment opportunities for our youths and bolster food sufficiency and security in the state.”

He told the Emir: “Your late father, the former emir, was a proponent of peace and unity. You should aim to surpass his achievements to justify your selection as emir.”

In response, the new emir expressed gratitude to Governor Buni and the Government of Yobe State for their support during the challenging period following the passing of the former emir.

Source link: Daily Trust/

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