Food security: Buni to support 3,560 Yobe young farmers 

The Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to support young farmers in agriculture to ensure food security and reduce unemployment in the 2024 cropping season.

Governor Buni  stated this Tuesday when the new Emir of Tikau, Alhaji Abubakar Muhammad Ibn Grema led a delegation of Tikau Emirate title holders on a thank you visit to the governor at the Government House, Damaturu.

He said the state government would support 20 young farmers from each of the 178 political wards with farm inputs this cropping season.

“This is to provide employment to our youth and to boost food sufficiency and food security in the state,” he said.

The governor charged traditional, religious leaders and parents to ensure proper youth upbringing with descent morality.

Gov. Buni reiterated the collective responsibility to rebuild the eroding culture of discipline, decency, and righteousness in the youth for a better future.

“The government, traditional authorities, and parents all have the responsibility to arrest the growing decay in morality, discipline, and drug abuse,” he said. 

The governor urged the new emir to be just and fair to all and be good ambassador of peace, unity, and development.

“Your father, the late emir was an advocate of peace and unity. You should strive to surpass his achievements to justify your selection as the emir,” he advised.

The new emir, Alhaji Abubakar Muhammad Ibn Grema, appreciated the governor and government of  Yobe state for standing with the family and the emirate during the trying moment of the passage of the late emir.