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‘Bauchi Loses N3.5 Billion Farms Produce to Flood’

| October 16, 2012 More

Photo: Vanguard

Bauchi state has lost about N3.5 billion worth of farm produce to flood this year, Permanent Secretary Bauchi state ministry of Agric, Dr Dauda Abdullahi has said.

He made this known at the National Agricultural Show ground in Tudunwada along Abuja-Keffi road today saying about 30,000 hectares of farmlands have been submerged by the flood.

Abdullahi said: “This year we have a serious flood and many farmers have been affected. We have estimated about 30,000 hectares of farmlands that have been submerged and crops worth N3.5 billion have been destroyed.”

He added that: “On the part of the state, we are preparing a package to assist farmers to go into dry season farming this year.”

According to him “As soon as the water recedes, farmers are going to be encouraged by the state government to go into dry season farming so that it will mitigate some of the loses that we recorded this year.”

Category: Bauchi State News

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