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Kebbi mobilizes farmers affected by flooding

Kebbi State Government is mobilizing farmers affected by recent flooding to embark on compensatory agricultural production.

The administration will provide necessary farm input, moral and material support as well as desired encouragement to those who suffered loss in the flooding towards mitigating their hardship.

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu gave this indication while featuring on an NTA programme in Abuja this Friday which analyzed mitigating 2020 flood disaster in some states.

Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu expressed belief that the flooding would have little impact on food production if necessary action were taken to re-energize farmers to re-cultivate new crops.

He made it clear that such replanting was possible, citing the fertility of soil in Kebbi state that could enable farmers to cultivate rice thrice within one year.

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu acknowledged that various state governments have recorded an improvement on curtailing flood and its impact, in view of the reduction of human and animal fatalities.

Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu who was recognized as Vice-Chairman to President Muhammadu Buhari on the National Food Security Council, told viewers that attainment of food security was a continuing process and not limited to seasoned affair.

He expressed satisfaction about the response of the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, and the Kebbi State Emergency Management Agency SEMA, to providing relief items to victims of the flood disaster in the state.

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has toured all parts of the state affected by the flooding to sympathizing with the communities.

Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari

Chief Press Secretary

Government House

4th September, 2020

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