The Borno State government has disclosed plans to support 10,000 irrigation farmers in the state.
Specifically, the Governor of the state, Babagana Zulum said the farmers will receive the support in 2022, noting that the state government will identify more irrigation sites in the state.
The governor disclosed this on Sunday while addressing some of the 1,750 farmers who benefited from the 2021 dry season farming inputs in the Shani, Bayo, and Hawul Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, the farmers from the LGAs received 1000, 500, and 250 farming tools respectively.
Zulum said, “We want to do more than what we are doing now by identifying more potential sites for irrigation. We are targeting 10,000 irrigation farmers for next year.”
On his part, Chairman, Borno Mega Farm Committee, Alhaji Inuwa Kubo urged the farmers to take advantage of the benefits inherent in irrigation farming, for the greater good of all.
Also, he noted that the committee would soon commence registration of wheat farmers for government support.