Governor Babagana Zulum has identified poverty and illiteracy as some of the factors responsible for insurgency in the country.
Zulum stated this at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Nasarawa state government and Flour Mills Nigeria in Abuja on Friday.
The Memorandum of Understanding by the two parties was for the establishment of a sugar company in Toto local government area of the State.
In his goodwill message to governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Zulum said the governor should insist that majority of workers at the company must be indigenes of the state.
The Borno governor identified endemic poverty, illiteracy, high inequality and environmental degradation as some of the root causes of insurgency.
He, therefore advised governor Sule to establish strong institutional arrangements that would ensure the sustainability of the agreement.
He explained that considering the plight of the indigenes of the state was key to guaranteeing security and smooth operations of the company in Nasarawa.
He disclosed that Borno will also partner with the FMN soon on an investment opportunity for the overall development of the state.