Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has said that farming and fishing activities are to resume in six communities of Lake Chad Basin.
The communities which are located on shores of lake chad include Wulgo, Marte, Monguno, Baga, Damasak and Malam Fatori; were also affected in decade long Boko Haram insurgency.
Zulum announced the resumption at the weekend while launching the State’s 25-year recovery and development plan at Government House Maiduguri.
He said Agricultural and fishing activities, including livestock production on shores of Lake Chad will resume next year.
According to him Government will also ensure the re-opening of 187-kilometre road to Maiduguri/Damboa/Biu that was closed for two years by military.
He also directed that all road blocks and tolls have to be open before end of November, 2020.
And he said that his administration will not allow any individual to sabotage these good initiatives.
He added that besides resumption of agricultural and livestock production in the region the state government will also promote and establish trans-border trade with free movement of goods and people without military escorts to Banki and Gambouru.