Buni seeks collaboration with UN to revamp agriculture

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe has called for collaboration with the United Nations (UN) to harness the huge agricultural potential of the state.

He made the request in Damaturu when the UN Resident and Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, paid him a courtesy visit.

Buni represented by his deputy, Alhaji Idi Gubana, noted that revamping agriculture was critical to food security and speedy economic recovery of the state in post insurgency period.

He said Boko Haram crisis brought along with it, killing and maiming of victims, destruction of public and private property, displacement of people and loss of means of livelihood.

The governor said the insurgecy which had spanned for over one decade had reduced the aggregate productivity and caused hunger and poverty among our people.

“Therefore, UN intervention in agricultural pursuits could surely go along way in helping the state avoid food crisis in the region.

“In this regard we are seeking further collaboration with your organisation in the areas of revamping the agricultural sector in Yobe state,” the governor said.


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