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Security: Governor Bago says farmers are returning to their farms in Niger

Niger State Governor Umaru Bago said farmers now want to return to their farms in the state and most have already returned to their farms.

Bago added that President Bola Tinubu had offered to pilot the 500,000 hectare agricultural production plan announced in his New Year address.

Bago said this in a statement after meeting with President Tinubu in Abuja on Sunday.

He said Niger State has already started implementing dry season agriculture on 250,000 hectares and is currently the leading state in terms of the President's food security initiatives.

“We have already signed offtake agreements with some companies to let him know what we are doing in agriculture,” he said during the president's visit.

The president's New Year's speech emphasized agriculture and the government's planned 500,000 hectares to farm in 2024.

“Niger State has also offered itself as a pilot state for that project and we are also willing to do a 500,000-500,000 assistance with the Federal Government.”

He said the president was positive about this, adding that he was happy with the state's efforts.


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