President Muhammadu Buhari is anxious over the flood that claimed a variety of lives in Kebbi State, north-west Nigeria.
The President’s Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed his principal’s fear in a press release on Wednesday.
In keeping with the assertion, the flood additionally submerged hundreds of hectares of farmlands and homes, in addition to destroyed farm produce and private belongings within the affected communities.
“With the lack of six lives and nonetheless counting, hundreds of hectares of land flooded and estimated financial losses of multiple billion naira by rice farmers in Kebbi State, we face a significant setback in our efforts to spice up native meals manufacturing,” the President lamented.
He added, “I’m notably unhappy over this incident as a result of it’s a setback to our efforts to spice up native rice manufacturing as a part of measures to cease meals importation.”
President Buhari described Kebbi as the focus of the Federal Authorities’ coverage to provide rice domestically.
He defined that this was a part of his administration’s dedication to agricultural revival which he stated suffered relative neglect in favour of meals importation.
“This dangerous information couldn’t have come at a worse time for our farmers and different Nigerians who seemed ahead to a bumper harvest this yr so as to scale back the present astronomical rise within the prices of meals gadgets within the markets,” the President famous.
He sympathised with those that misplaced their family members to the incident and the farmers affected by the devastating floods.
President Buhari assured them that the Federal Authorities would work carefully with the Kebbi State authorities so as to deliver reduction to the victims.