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Distribution Palliatives not Solution To Food Scarcity Facing Nigeria – Zulum

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Distribution Palliatives not Solution To Food Scarcity Facing Nigeria – Zulum

Borno State Governor and Chairman of the Northeast Governors’ Forum, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has stated that the distribution of palliatives by the federal government was not a permanent solution to the food scarcity bedeviling the nation, calling on stakeholders in the nation to put more efforts in revolving the economic conditions of the region in order to arrest the situation.

Professor Zulum stated this at the opening ceremony of the 10th meeting of the Northeast Governors’ Forum that held in Bauchi.

He stated that the Nigeria economy needs resuscitation which is a task that requires a collective and concerted efforts from all and sundry.

“Members of the forum have been able to identify and address the various problems facing us individually and collectively in the Northeast subregion with the aim of articulating our regional economic structure.

We can only achieve this by harmonizing our respective states development programmes and policies by being partners in progress. “Our intention and desire is not only to expose the potential of our economic region, but also to invite and encourage investors to come and team up with us is our struggle.

Our subregion is richly endowed with vast agricultural land for cultivation for both food and cash crops, animal husbandry is another area that deserves the attention of the investors,” he said.

The Chairman of the forum stated that the region is blessed with rich mineral resources that is yet to be developed, adding that preliminary investigation indicates that the mineral resources exist in commercial quantities in the subregion, hence the need to encourage investors to come

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