NALDA delegates at the Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum’s office
The National Agricultural Land Development Authority NALDA says it will engage over two thousand young farmers to boost fish farming in Borno state.
Executive Secretary of the Agency Mr Paul Ikonne stated this when he paid a courtesy visit on Governor Babagana Zulum at the government House in Maiduguri.
Mr. Ikonne noted that Borno state has been selected among the two pilots states for the commencement of the National Young Farmers Scheme launched by the President last year.
According to the Executive Secretary, Borno state has potential to revitalise fish farming activity, thereby generating employment opportunities and increase the nations Gross Domestic Product.
“This young farmers will be trained and they will be properly equipment, the processors also will be trained in fish processing and packaging. We want to assure his Excellency that we will partner with you, we will also put our programs down to empower the youths and engage them to reduce unemployment”.
The Executive Secretary of NALDA also used the occasion to order for two million pieces of plastic sacks to be used for packaging agricultural products across the country.
He thanked the Governor for keying into the President’s agricultural programme and promised of continuous partnership for the success of the scheme.
Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum promised to collaborate with NALDA in areas of land development, food security and youth and women empowerment.
He urged the Executive Secretary to accord priority to internally displaced persons in their programmes.
Governor Babagana Zulum observed that the insurgency has restricted the usage of the massive agricultural equipment procured by his predecessor for development of the sector in the state.