Bauchi Establishes 33 Hectares of Orchard in 2 years 

By Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in Bauchi State has in the past two years of its tenure established 33 hectares of orchard and 20 hectares of wood lot plantation under the Great Green Wall (GGW) programme of the federal government.
The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Yakubu Kirfi, said the programme was implemented in three northern fringes local governments — Jama’are, Katagum and Gamawa.
Kirfi, at an on-going state ministerial press briefing Wednesday also disclosed that the government similarly provided over 12,000 seedlings of date palm for distribution and planting in the GGW corridor.
These, the commissioner said, were in addition to the construction of a skill acquisition centre at Chinade village in Katagum Local Government Area to train youths at the GGW corridor.
The commissioner further revealed that the sum of over N6 million was expended as support contribution for the state aerial spray to control Quelea birds by the federal government.
Details later…