In Yobe: 2,000 households get agric inputs from Buni
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
Yobe State governor, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni has distributed agricultural inputs to 2,000 households at his home town, Buni-Yadi in Gujba Local Government Area of the state with a view of improving farming in the community.
The governor disclosed that the items were procured and given to the state government by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as support to Buni Yadi community.
According to him, the inputs are part of the UNDP’s support to the regional stabilisation programme to the insurgency-ravaged areas of the state,” he said.
Governor Buni, represented by Dr. Abubakar Iliya, the state Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs, had listed some of the items to include millet, sorghum, maize, rice, cowpea, groundnut, fertiliser (NPK), liquid fertiliser, insecticide, herbicide and knapsack sprayer.
He commended the people of the community for their orderliness while receiving the items.
“We are ready to continue working with you as farmers.
“I urge you to observe all necessary precautions, such as maintaining personal hygiene, frequent hand washing, social and physical distancing and wearing of face masks in public gatherings,” he said.
In her response, the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Mairo Amshi, urged the beneficiaries to ensure judicious use of the farm inputs and always consult agricultural extension agents for advice.