Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State on Saturday, launched the distribution of variety of farm inputs to 1,200 irrigation farmers to boost food production in the current dry season.
Zulum launched the distribution in Damasak, headquarters of Mobbar local government area in northern part of the state.
The governor was in company of the senator representing northern Borno, Abubakar Kyari.
Some of the items distributed by the governor included water pumps as key components of irrigation, fertilizer, seeds, chemicals and five thousand naira cash to each of the farmers, all of whom will be cultivating rice and onions among other food crops.
The event was facilitated by the ministry of agriculture, under its commissioner, Engr Bukar Talba.
In a remark, Senator Kyari, who spoke for the Damasak community members, thanked the governor for his support.
Kyari expressed the determination of the community to increase food production in line with the governor’s vision in agriculture.