AGRICULTURE IN BORNO: A thought for Post-Insurgency Development Strategies


The six years of Boko Haram insurgency in Borno, was literally without any dispute reduced the economic status of the state to virtually a starting point!. The nefarious and animalistic activities of these beasts are better imagine than described. The insurgents at a time had almost succeeded in relegated Borno to a “failed state” courtesy of conspiracy theory.
However, we must express our sincere appreciation to Allah (SWT) for the apparent levels of achievements successes and victories recorded and still being recording by the gallant Nigerian Armed Forces, under the dogged and charismatic Chief Of Army Staff COAS, General Tukur Yusuf Burata, and indeed the political will and commitments expressed by the Federal Government under the dynamic and mass oriented President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be over emphasizes and must therefore be acknowledged here.


Today being Monday the 21 Mi


I must not end this piece without acknowledging the effort and commitment of the Honorary Adviser on Agriculture to His Excellency Engr, Ibrahim M. Ali, who is visibly present at farm at all time, monitoring the activities in the farm. I must also say that he is pragmatically and realistically committed towards scientifically revamping agricultural sector in the state.
In the final analysis, with glaring and èmpirical commitment and effort of Kashim Shettima’s administration geared towards revivalisation of Borno’s long history of agriculture as main occupation of the people of the state could be achieved in a short distant time.


By Umar Sanda


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