Alhaji Hashimu Nuhu, chieftain of All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Yobe, said th party would support the incoming administration in the state to ensure the fulfilment of campaign pledges.
Nuhu, who stated this in Damaturu on Wednesday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria , said of particular importance were promises made in the areas of agriculture, economy and crime reduction.
“The party had,during its campaign tour of the state, pledged to develop agriculture generally, and irrigation in particular, to ensure food security and improve the economy of the state; this will be pursued with full commitment,” he said.
Hashimu, who is also the Legal Adviser of the party in the state, said the bumper harvest of wheat, rice and onions recorded through irrigation farming this season in the state, indicated the huge economic potentials in agriculture.
“The wheat, rice and onions harvested this year can feed the North east;our farmers are now smiling to the bank.
”Alhaji MaiMala Buni, the incoming governor, has shown strong commitment to consolidate on the gains of the agriculture sector, initiated by the outgoing administration of Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam” he said.
According to the Party chieftain, agriculture will provide employment opportunities to youth, just as youth empowerment through agriculture will boost food security, economic growth and reduce crime in the state.
He urged the people to take advantage of the laudable agriculture Programmes in the state to become self-reliant.