Nigeria Supports Farmers Affected By Flood In Kaduna State
The Nigerian Government has lend it’s support to 210 farmers affected by flood in Kaduna State.
An Assistant Director in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Omotosho Agbani, distributed the items to the farmers in Kaduna State.
She said that the gesture was in response to the plight of the farmers affected by the 2022 flood and a quick intervention strategy to enable them go into irrigation.
The items presented to the farmers include, tomatoes seeds, onions, vegetables, fruits, habiscus seed and items for bee keepers.
“We want the farmers to take advantage of the irrigation season and plant,” she said.
The official said that the 2022 flood had caused untold hardships on farmers and displaced 1.4 million people nationwide.
She stated that apart from the deaths recorded and destruction of homes and infrastructure, the flood also affected a total of 332,327 farmlands.
Agbani said that the distribution of the inputs was being done simultaneously in Kano, Gombe, Adamawa, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Anambra, Kogi Benue, Ogun and Oyo states.
The Federal Director of Agriculture in Kaduna state, Dr Timkat Vontau said that the government decided to provide quick win critical inputs to get those affected back to their farms.
He said the flood was devastating, as such it was imperative for the Nigerian Government to alleviate the suffering of the affected people.
Mohammed Sa’id of the Kaduna State Agricultural Development Agency, said the state government was updating its data base of farmers across the state.
He encouraged the beneficiaries to utilise the items given to them as the state was looking forward to more support from the Nigerian Government.
Mohammed Ismail, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, appreciated the Nigerian Government for the gesture.