Jigawa agric policy has reduced rural-urban migration by 80% – Badaru

Jigawa state Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has said the good agricultural policy put in place by his government from 2015 to date has drastically reduced rural – urban migration by 80%.

Badaru, spoke Tuesday on the impact of his agricultural policy while hosting Course 43 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Jos. He explained that incentives given to farmers such as farm tools, fertilisers, agrochemicals, in pesticides as well as loans and training given from time to time to agricultural extension workers to help engage rural dwellers.

Represented by his deputy, Alhaji Umar Namadi, the governor said projects’ implementation is a key part of the administration that has endeared his government to the electorate.

“The present administration came from the private sector and that is why the governor is called “Calculator”; whatever he wants to do he plans it, calculates it to know whether the project is worth being executed or not,” Namadi stressed.

Speaking earlier, the leader of the group, Dr Emmanuel Sambo Mamman, said “we had chosen to come to Jigawa state for our study tour on ways projects are being carried out and executed in the state,” adding that Jigawa is one of the best states where projects are religiously executed in the North. And we want to know why and how these projects are successfully implemented by the policy makers in the state; that is why we are here.”

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