Obasanjo, Ogbeh to launch agric scheme in Maiduguri


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Minister of Agriculture Chief Audu Ogbe, with three governors from the northeast, are expected in Maiduguri Thursday to flag off the third phase of Zero Hunger, a Special Agricultural Programme to boost food production in Nigeria.

The former President will be arriving in Maiduguri by noon and will proceed to the Maiduguri Government House Multi-purpose Hall where the flag off will take place, aides to the Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima said.

It would be Obasanjo’s second visit in two years. He was in the state early 2017 to launch the same programme.