The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has donated 50 water pumps to be distributed to irrigation farmers in Borno.
The National President of the society, Mr Babagana Mohammed, announced the donation on Thursday in Maiduguri.
He was on a condolence/solidarity visit to Gov. Babagana Zulum over the recent killing of some farmers in Zabarmari village, Jere Local Government by insurgents.
Mohammed said the killing of farmers constituted a serious threat to food security and something urgently needed to be done by those concerned to stop it.
He lauded the administration’s effort in resettlement of displaced farmers back to their recovered ancestral villages and towns to resume their farming activities.
Mohammed said security should be everyone’s business, promising that the society would always contribute its quota to support peaceful coexistence.
“What has happened has happened and we must move ahead.
“We came with 50 ground water pumps to support farmers in your state. You are one of us as an engineer and we are proud of you,” Mohammed said.
Responding, Gov. Babagana Zulum thanked them for the concern shown, and assured them that the water pumps would be given to deserving farmers.
Zulum, who lauded the effective role of engineers in his administration’s rehabilitation and reconstruction programme, said he had five engineers in his cabinet.
He assured of. his administration’s commitment to continued partnership with the society in areas of infrastructure, water supply and Ag riculture in the state.