Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Buni grants N5 million to two Yobe students for inventing farm tools

Messrs Maigari and Mohammed are students of Government College, Gashua.

• August 1, 2022
Governor Mai Mala Buni

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe Monday presented N5 million cheque to two students, Abdulhamid Maigari and Abubakar Mohammed, who fabricated locally harrowing and ploughing machines.

Messrs Maigari and Mohammed are students of Government College, Gashua.

Presenting the cheque to them at a brief ceremony in Damaturu, Mr Buni said the largesse was meant to motivate the young students.

He further hoped that the gesture would help to encourage local invention among the people of the state.

The governor said that agriculture remained the major preoccupation of the Yobe people.

“This administration will, therefore, continue to give the sector the priority attention it deserves.

“We shall also be in tune with the Federal Government’s policy on agriculture as one of the most important sectors of the nation’s economy,” he said.

Responding on their behalf, Mr Maigari thanked the governor for the donation.

He promised that they would use the money to upgrade the machines. 

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Rear Admiral Yaminu Musa

NationWide

Buhari appoints Yanimu Musa head of National Counter Terrorism Centre

Before his appointment, Mr Musa had been the Director of the Counter Terrorism Directorate in the ONSA since 2017.

Emmanuel Osodeke

Education

ASUU strike continues as Buhari regime fails to accede lecturers’ demands 

A top ASUU operative said the three-hour meeting ended without any commitment to resolving the issue by either parties.

INEC Photo (Credit: Punch Newspapers)

Politics

INEC redeploys two RECs, eight senior officials

The redeployed RECs according to Mr Okoye were Dr Cyril Omorogbe from Cross River to Akwa-Ibom; and Dr Alalibo Sinikiem from Edo to Rivers.

Muhammad Bello

Abuja

Abuja safest, most peaceful city in Nigeria: Minister

Mr Mohammed added that efforts being made by the FCTA to curb insecurity in Abuja were numerous.

Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq.

States

We spend N24 billion annually on poverty alleviation schemes in Sokoto: Minister

“It is consistent with President Buhari’s deliberate National agenda of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.”

Dollar and Naira

Economy

Naira loses value against dollar, exchanges at N430.67 at I&E window

The figure represented a decrease of 0.16 per cent compared with the N430 it exchanged for the dollar on Monday.