BORNO: Gov. Zulum Restarts Irrigation Farming and Fishing In Borno Communities

The Borno state Governor Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has said that irrigation farming and fishing have resumed in earnest with the beefing of security on shores of Lake Alau Dam.
According to him, this will allow fifty six thousand Internally Displaced Persons from 28 communities engage in dry season farming and fishing.
Over 50 per cent of fish requirements of Maiduguri metropolis comes from the lake where the affected communities were driven away by Boko Haram insurgents in the last five years, before taking refuge in Laujeri Community in Jere Local Government Area of Borno state.
Gov. Zulum disclosed this on Sunday, while addressing the Internally Displaced Persons at Laujeri village on the shores of Alau Dam.
He said that after displacement of communities, Internally Displaced Persons are still facing hunger and malnutrition among adults and children.
While speaking on resumption of irrigation farming and fishing in Lake Alau, Gov. Zulum said: the state government is collaborating with the military and othersecurity agencies to beef up security in the dam and its land shores.
He therefore appealed to the Federal Government to provide irrigation facilities and equipment as dry season farming has commenced inearnest.
On securing Lake Alauand its adjourning communities and villages, he said a 25-kilometre trench is dug from Laujeri to Maiduguri and Molai, noting that this could prevent the insurgents from launching attacks.

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