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Flood Destroyed 2,790 Hectares of Farmland in Nguru LG –Farmers’ Association

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The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) on Wednesday said that 2,790 hectares of farmland in Nguru Local Government Area of Yobe were destroyed by floods.

AFAN chairman in the area, Madu Tandari, told the News Agency of Nigeria that 1,500 hectares of the affected farms were used for rice cultivation.

Alhaji Tandari said other crops destroyed on the remaining 1,290 hectares of the land include maize, sesame, millet, tomatoes, pepper, and bell pepper.

“In a rice farm, you can harvest about 50 bags on each hectare, if all conditions are met.

“So, you can imagine the magnitude of this disaster,” Alhaji Tandari said.

The chairman further said 934 farmers were affected by the floods, which were partly caused by the release of water from the Tiga Dam in Kano.

He listed the areas worst hit by the floods as Nguru town, Dogon Kuka, Dumsai, Gajamma, Disari, Bambori, Kachallari, and Dogon Jeji.

He also appealed to the state and federal governments to assist farmers in the areas to cushion their losses.

“As the dry season sets in, we are appealing to the government at all levels to support us with seeds, water pumps, fertilizer, and soft loans.

“If this support can be provided, we will shift the focus to dry season farming to make up for our losses,” the chairman said.


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