On Thursday, the 20th of May, 2021, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development confirmed that it did build a NGN30m mosque for the livestock farmers.

The ministry disclosed this information through a statement that Theodore Ogaziechi, the Director of Information, FMARD, released. That statement mentioned that livestock farmers were displaced from their places of abode by Boko Haram.

It said, “To put the facts straight, the memo is authentic and appropriate in all ramifications.

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“It is original and was issued by the ministry for the construction of a worship centre for a community of livestock farmers who were sacked and displaced in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents and are being resettled in Ngarannam/Mafa Local Government, Borno State.”

The statement also said, “The memo is an official document and it is available for public scrutiny and review. It is therefore unfortunate for anyone to presume that the memo leaked.

“The ministry is in no way perturbed about the matter because it received appropriate approval, carried out due needs assessment, and ensured due process in the execution of the project.” It concluded on the NGN30m mosque.

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