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Monguno, CMD donate N20 million to empower local farmers, traders in Borno

Monguno, CMD donate N20 million to empower local farmers, traders in Borno

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Monguno, CMD donate N20 million to empower local farmers, traders in Borno

Story from Matthew ELOYI

The member representing Marte, Monguno and Nganzai federal constituency, Mohammed Tahir Monguno, in collaboration with the Centre for Management Development (CMD), donated the sum of N20 million and sponsored a 3-Day Agricultural Workshop for 400 beneficiaries in Faulty Goat and Fish Farming as well as Soap Making.

It was gathered a total of N10 million was also donated by the Lawmaker last month to improve seed varieties to over 200 farmers across the constituency.

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In his opening remarks on Tuesday in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, Monguno disclosed that 400 participants are to receive training in different categories, and cash donations ranging from N50,000 to N60,000 each as starter kits.

Represented by Gadau Ali Gadai, Monguno said agriculture remained the mainstay and occupation of the people in his constituency, adding that, this is not the first time gesture, as he periodically gave them incentives for over a decade by supporting the people with fertilizers, improved seed varieties, free tractors, training and retraining to enable them to cope with modern and easy methods of farming.

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“This initiative, as you can see, has greatly assisted and will lift my people out of poverty, even as we would not relent”. Monguno stated.

In his goodwill message, Special Assistant to Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, Hon Abatcha Ma’aji hailed the Lawmaker for his foresight and commitment towards uplifting vulnerable groups in the society to earn a good means of livelihood.

Monguno, CMD donate N20 million to empower local farmers, traders in Borno

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