[email protected] 61: Farmers lament over hectares of potato farms submerged by flood

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Calls for FG’s intervention to scale back results of losses

 By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja

As Nigeria attains 61 years of independece, farmers in Galam, Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State, yesterday, lamented over hectares of potato farms submerged by flood.

This was made identified by the Secretary, Potato Farmers Association of Nigeria, POFAN, in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Abdullahi Abba, whereas interesting to Federal Government via the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to intervene with a purpose to cut back results of losses incurred by members of the affiliation.

He mentioned: “On August 21, 2021, flood submerged and destroyed our potato farms, which government had provided potato seedlings to us. The flood came on our farms as a result of Rivers Benue and Gongola overflowing their banks.

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“We are sending Save Our Soul, SOS, message to the Federal Government, which is we need another set of potato seedlings and we known how it has helped us and spent a lot of resources to assist us before the flood came to devastate our farms.

“We have spent our resources as well by hiring labour, money and material to cultivate this farm, and these seedlings we received from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture were planted on this farm as to demonstrate the yield it will produce, and also it was to serve as our nursery for planting.”

He additionally added that the seeds have decayed and none was salvaged as a result of raging flood.  

As meals costs proceed to soar, there isn’t any gainsaying that coupled with flood presently compounding challenges within the meals manufacturing trade and irritating farmers throughout the nation meals costs will proceed to hit the roof, and that makes it scary as many Nigerians could face hunger if nothing is completed urgently to sort out the issue as it’s going now.  

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