Nigeria: Yobe Unfolds Irrigation Scheme for Wheat, Rice


he Yobe State Government last week unfolded some irrigation farming projects to produce rice and wheat at Boloram, Muguram and Nguru-West of the state.

The irrigation scheme is being supported by a special taskforce to harvest rain water, and install modern irrigation facilities for rice and wheat farmers.

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam disclosed this, while inspecting the demonstration pilot irrigation scheme at Nguru, 245 kilometers northwest of Damaturu, the state capital.

He said the irrigation scheme is meant to fully harness the rich agricultural and water resources; create more job opportunities among farmers, and ensure national food security.

"These irrigation schemes in Boloram, Muguram, and Nguru and one other irrigation project sites are to commence all year round farming to boost rice and wheat production in the Sahel region of the country," said Gaidam.

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