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  • Updated: April 18, 2024

Borno: Zulum pledges to resettle Koshebe community, harness agricultural potential

Borno: Zulum pledges to resettle Koshebe community, harness

Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has vowed to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Koshebe community in Mafa Local Government Area of the state.

The governor who visited the community on Thursday vowed to harness the agricultural potential of the community soon after resettling the community. 

Allnews.ng gathered that the community was displaced by activities of Boko Haram in the past two years, forcing the inhabitants to relocate to other communities for their safety.

Zulum emphasized that resettling the community will pave the way for agricultural activities to flourish in the community's vast fertile lands and ensure food security. 

He said: "This place has vast agricultural land, thousands of hectares. So the main objective of my visit is to ensure the resettlement of communities around this area, especially Koshebe, Amaramatti, and Ngudda, among other places.

"While we are resettling them, we would support them to cultivate their farmlands. This place was providing farming opportunities to thousands of people, not just those from Maiduguri or Borno but people from far places like Sokoto, Kano among others."

As contained in a statement by Abdurrahman Ahmed Bundi, the governor's media aide on Thursday, Zulum added that the State Government will partner with the Federal Government to cultivate the vast farmlands in Koshebe and other communities around.

He explained that his administration will work with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to support farmers with the necessary implements to achieve President Tinubu's food security initiative.

He said: "Mr President has released some funds to the federal ministry of agriculture to support farmers, and we have received some agricultural inputs; the state government would complement the federal government's efforts and ensure that people return to their farmlands."

The governor also led the inspection of a road project being executed by the North East Development Commission (NEDC), linking Koshebe, Ngowom to Maiduguri, the state capital. 

Zulum appreciated President Tinubu for the gesture, adding that when completed, the road will boost agricultural activities and allow farmers access to convey their farm products.

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