A Member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ahmadu Jaha, has distributed input and water pumps to 400 farmers to boost dry season activity in Borno state.
Alhaji Jaha distributed the items to the benefiting farmers on Monday in Maiduguri.
The lawmaker, representing Chibok-Damboa-Gwoza Federal Constituency, said the input was to farmers affected by the insurgency in his constituency.
He noted that the gesture was to provide livelihood to the displaced farmers and contribute to food security in the area.
“I feel my people are suffering and I am doing this to empower them; this is from my emolument. We have not started anything either through zonal interventions, capital projects or special projects in the constituencies” the lawmaker said.
The representative also called on the beneficiaries to ensure effective utilisation of the input and engage in productive activities.
One of the beneficiaries, Mr Musa Imam, lauded the gesture, adding that it would ease difficulties they experienced in accessing these inputs.
Imam recalled that he used to pay N2,000 to hire a water pump to work in his farm, adding that “now I will use the money on other farm activities to produce more.”