NALDA to engage 2,000 fish farmers, 1,040 soil scientists in Borno | Dailytrust

NALDA to engage 2,000 fish farmers, 1,040 soil scientists in Borno

The executive secretary of the National Agricultural Land Development Agency (NALDA), Prince Paul Ikonne, said the agency was engaging about 2,000 fish farmers and would commence the training of 1,040 soil doctors in Borno State.

Ikonne told journalists in Abuja after a meeting with the governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara  Zulum, that the discussion between the NALDA and the Borno State Government was  “on our fish farming programme, which we are engaging  more than 2,000 farmers.”

“Borno State has submitted their complete list and has provided the locations. As we speak, contractors are already at the site and in the 10 locations for the project.

So the governor of Borno State has fully keyed into Mr President’s idea of achieving food security, irrespective of the challenges the state is encountering. The governor is making it easier for the NALDA to function and for farmers to be at home while farming,” he said.

The NALDA (an agency which is directly under the presidency) last month announced the president’s approval to engage 30,000 soil doctors and extension service providers nationwide.

The training will be flagged off in Borno State early next month.

He said the agency was focusing on virtually everything in the entire agric chain in the state because they had good infrastructure in place and a lot of machineries and equipment, as well as processing mills.

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