President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep concern over the heavy floods that claimed a number of lives, submerged thousands of hectares of farmlands and houses, destroyed farm produce and personal belongings in affected communities.
President Buhari noted that Kebbi State is the focal point of Nigeria’s policy to produce rice locally as part of his administration’s commitment to agricultural revival which suffered relative neglect in favour of food importation.
According to the President, “This bad news couldn’t have come at a worse time for farmers and other Nigerians who looked forward to a bumper harvest this year in order to reduce the current rise in the costs of food items in the markets.”
He sympathized with the bereaved families and farmers affected by the floods, and assured them that he will work closely with the Kebbi State government, to bring relief to the victims.
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