Zulum to Resettle Koshebe Community, Harness Agricultural Potential

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, on Thursday, disclosed that his administration would ensure that the displaced people from Koshebe are resettled soon.

Koshebe was a community in Mafa Local Government which was displaced by Boko Haram insurgents over two years ago.
Zulum stated that resettling the people back to Koshebe would pave the way to harness vast agricultural land for food sufficiency.

“This place has vast agricultural land, thousands of hectares. So the main objective of my visit is to ensure resettlement of communities around this area, especially Koshebe, Amaramatti, Ngudda, among other places,” Zulum said.

The governor also stated, ” While we are resettling them, we would support them to cultivate their farmlands. This place was providing farming opportunities to thousands of people, not just those from Maiduguri or Borno but people from far places like Sokoto, Kano among others.”

Governor Zulum stated that Borno State Government would partner with the federal government to cultivate the vast farmlands around Koshebe and adjoining communities.

Zulum said his administration would work with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to support farmers with the necessary implements to achieve President Tinubu’s food security initiative.

“Mr President has released some funds to the federal ministry of agriculture to support farmers, and we have received some agricultural inputs; the state government would complement the federal government’s efforts and ensure that people return to their farmlands,” Zulum said.

Zulum also inspected a road project being executed by the North East Development Commission (NEDC), linking Koshebe, Ngowom to Maiduguri.

Governor Zulum expressed gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, noting that when completed, the road project will boost agricultural activities and provide access for farmers to convey their farm products.

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