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Bauchi state Govt warns against taking ownership of its agricultural lands.

The Bauchi State Executive Council has announced plans to minimize the current economic reality being faced in the country as a result of food insecurity.

The Bauchi State Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Professor Simon Yalams disclosed this at a press briefing on the outcome of the council meeting presided by Governor Bala Mohammed at the Council Chambers, Government House, Bauchi.

Professor Simon Yalams said the council has observed with concern, the current cost of living and non availability of food, hence the need to come up with immediate intervention plans to support its people.

He said already the state government has key into various agricultural intervention schemes to ensure effective processing of local agricultural products for improved production and warned individuals against taking ownership of government’s agricultural lands.

On her part, the Bauchi State Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Amina Katagum said the State Executive Council has approved the review of lands use charges as part of efforts to generate revenue for proper implementation of other developmental projects.

Amina Katagum observed that, the review of the lands use charges would go along way in addressing the challenges in the lands administration by regulating the system in line with international best practices.

Also speaking, the state Commissioner for Education, Jamila Mohammed Dahiru said the council has approved the upgrade and total renovation of the special education centre as part of commitment to ensure better teaching and learning in the centre.

The Education Commissioner explained that already the state government has adopted the National inclusive education policy to ensure inclusiveness in education delivery in line with international standards of quality education.

The Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Aminu Hammayo said the council has expressed satisfaction with the performance of his ministry in the implementation of the 2023 budget which resulted in the improvement of revenue generation.
Bauchi state Govt warns against taking ownership of its agricultural lands


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