The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has placed an order from the Borno Plastic Company for the production of two million plastic sacks, mostly for 50kg capacity. NALDA’s Executive Secretary, Prince Paul Ikonne, announced that the sacks would be used to package food items for its nationwide food programme, with Borno as the pilot state.
Ikonne further announced that Borno and other states have been chosen for a pilot training on fish farming, processing and packaging for about 2,040 young people. The training is part of the Federal Government’s National Young Farmers Scheme, which was launched in November 2020. The aim of the initiative is to engage 1,000 youth in each of the 774 local council areas of the country in agriculture.
Governor of Borno State, Zulum, called on NALDA to prioritize the selection of internally displaced persons for the scheme, and promised that the state government will work hand in hand with the organization towards the successful execution of all interventions.