Tue. Jan 26th, 2021

Buhari sympathizes with Hadejia flood victims

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with victims of the Hadejia floods which destroyed over 100,000 hectares of rice farms in Jigawa State.

In a message by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Buhari assured them that government would not abandon them. “This destruction to farmlands is particularly worrisome because it comes at a time my government is vigorously pursuing efforts to boost local rice production and end importation of the commodity, Buhari said”

“Since agriculture is the largest employer of labour and a major source of income for most ordinary Nigerians, the destruction of rice farms in Jigawa State is bad news not only for the victims, but also for the government policy of achieving food sufficiency and food security in the country”, Buhari added.

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