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The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA)’s, has Integrated farm estate and fish villages that will generate over 4,000 job opportunities for indigenes particularly those returning home from the Internally Displace Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno State.
The Executive Secretary of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, disclosed this speaking during an inspection tour of the proposed NALDA Integrated Farm Estate under construction in Jere Local Government Area of the state.
according to him, while the 100-hectare farm estate is expected to create over 1,500 jobs for the people, the fish farms -about 40 in number will provide over 2,500 women with an opportunity to earn a living from fish farming aside from processing and packaging.
, Ikonne, alongside the State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, said efforts were being made to ensure that the facilities come into operation before the end of the year.
He noted that Borno has a lot of potentials, which remained largely untapped adding that the idea was to discover these opportunities through NALDA’s projects.
He pointed out that the authority intends to reinstate the IDPs as well as engage them in the entire agricultural value chain and provide them with the enabling environment as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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