Yobe govt deploys 2,670 staff to combat climate change
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has approved the secondment and deployment of 2,670 staff to the Ministry of Environment to serve as coordinators and supervisors in the climate change adaptation project. The approval was made known in a statement issued on Friday by Gov. Buni's Media Aide, Mamman Mohammed, noting that the staff were drawn from the 17 local government areas of the state. In the statement, the State Commissioner for Environment, Sidi Yakubu Karasuwa explained that 15 coordinators and supervisors are to serve in each of the 178 wards of the state for the execution of various activities to check the challenges of climate change. Karasuwa further explained that the massive deployment of staff to work under the project was to effectively check the menace of climate change in the state. "We are determined to confront the menace to boost agriculture and ensure food safety and security", he said. Karasuwa said social organizations would be encouraged to get involved and take ownership of the project.