SSG Extols FAO For Multiple Intervention Programmes In Borno State
By Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
The Secretary to the Borno State government who is also a former ADG of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), Bukar Tijani, has commended the organization for the various intervention programmes it has executed in the state.
Speaking yesterday during the celebration of 2023 World Food Day with the theme “Water is life, water is food, leave no one behind” said the day serves as a reminder to world leaders to come together and develop strategies to mitigate climate change, insurgency and inflation that is affecting small scale and large scale farmers In food planting and production.
According to him, the training program offered to indigenes of Borno in rural communities by FAO through its Maiduguri office on vegetable planting, animal rearing, and turn brown making among many others is in alignment with Governor Zulum’s goal of ensuring food production and sufficiency in the state.
On his part, Jasper Mwesigwa, Representing the FAO Head office in Maiduguri while delivering the speech of the Director General of FAO worldwide, noted that the world is witnessing a growing population and climate change, as such, there must be a collective effort in mitigating its effect by making efficient use of water to produce food that gives quality life.
He reiterated the organization’s support in partnering with its units and offices in the Northeast in providing training and support to local farmers in the area of food production, and animal and livestock rearing.
One of the FAO programme beneficiaries in the community, Aisha Muhammad thanked the organization for the intervention program and promised to use the knowledge gained from it for personal and economic growth.
Highlights of the event include the distribution of food, Exhibition of FAO projects, cultural dance presentations by an open theatre group and drama by the host community.