By Gbenga Akingbule
House of Representatives Member, representing Chibok/Damboa and Gwoza Federal constituency, Ahmad Usman Jaha on Wednesday distributed 1700 farm Implements to empower farmers within his constituency.
Gatekeepers News reports that beneficiaries were drawn from the three local government areas where an attack by Boko Haram terrorists had led to the killing of 10 persons recently.
This was disclosed during the distribution of the farm Implements at an occasion held at the Multipurpose Hall of Borno State Government House.
The farm Implements distributed include 1,500 sprayers for insecticides and herbicide control,150 water pumps for irrigation farming, and 50 hand-tiller machines.
According to Jaha, the need to continue to empower farmers can not be over-emphasized noting that the majority of his constituents and peasant farmers who should be supported to carry out their farming activities.
“As part of my Constituency Project, and the fact that a substantial number of my constituents are farmers, I decided to empower them for both wet and dry season farming.
“The only people that can benefit from this gesture are real farmers. I have set up a committee that will ensure that only true farmers will be among the 1700 beneficiaries ” Hon Jaha also known as Babawo said.
The Federal legislator advised beneficiaries from the 34 wards of the three local government areas to ensure effective use of the farm Implements and urged those who are not farmers not to panic as another empowerment programme will get to them.
The Deputy Governor of the State, Hon Umar Usman Kadafur who was the special guest at the occasion commended the Federal legislator for reaching out to his people and urged other politicians to emulate the generosity of Hon Jaha by empowering their constituents.
“May Almighty Allah give you (Hon Jaha) the strength to sustain this kind of gesture. I call on other representatives to emulate Hon Jaha to make similar interventions so that Borno State can regain its lost glory, especially in the agricultural sector,” Kadafur said.