Borno: Farmers Task NEDC On Support To Agriculture


By Yakubu Uba

Farmers in Mafa and Jere LGAs of Borno affected by insurgency have urged the North East Development Commission (NEDC) for more support to agriculture to boost food production.

A cross section of the farmers and stakeholders in the area who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the areas have fertile land for food and cash crops production and needed support from government and relevant agencies, like the NEDC.

Malam Abba Kawu, the District Head of Mafa, said with agricultural  support to farmers in the areas that have resumed farming activities would boost their production and addressed poverty.

“These areas are known for farming activities and the current road construction by NEDC will open up the area.

“We want the commission which had also intervened in provision of houses and other livelihood support to the people to do more in agriculture for the people to tap the maximum potential of the areas,” he said.

The Ward Head of Jiro in Mafa LGA,…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria