Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State on Monday hosted a Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) agro-facilitating team, saying his state is targeting the cultivation of 65,000 hectares various crops to begin this year.
The meeting, held at the Borno Liaison Office Complex, Abuja, had in attendance six officials from CBN led by a deputy director Mahmood Nyako, whose team included CBN’s head of Anchor Borrowers, Chika Nwaja, and Mohammed Said who heads the bank’s fish farming intervention programme.
Borno state commissioner for Agriculture Bukar Talba and the chairman of Borno mega-farms project, Musa Kubo, were on Governor Zulum’s team.
The governor said Borno was interested in keying into CBN’s anchor borrowers and commercial agriculture programmes to cultivate 30,000 hectares of sesame seeds, 10,000 hectares of maize, 10,000 hectares of sorghum, 15,000 hectares for cultivation of rice, groundnut and cowpea with 5,000 hectares for each.
He also indicated keen interest in taking advantage of CBN’s fish farming intervention.

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