Despite the hard economy in the country it’s sad to see food being wasted due to heavy rains and bad road.
A lady named Adaeze Ogbuenyi is requesting for the government’s immediate intervention in Aballa Uno, Ndokwa East LGA of Delta state, to prevent further food wastage in this difficult economic period. According to her:
“These are farm produce (pictured) wasting in my home town, Aballa Uno in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta state. Thousands of people are going hungry in Nigeria but these produce can’t get to them due to bad road. This town is a major producer of cassava, yams and plantain. Fish etc..
I want to use this medium to appeal to the NDDC, Delta state government and the Federal government to come to the rescue. The contract for this road has been awarded to Interbau company years back but nothing has been done.”
In order to avert food shortage this year, the Sokoto state government has promised to distribute assorted fertilizers and other farm implements for dry season farming so as to encourage the farmers to engage in irrigation farming. This fertilisers would be sold to farmers at subsidized prices.
The Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State added, “We will also buy other agricultural inputs and implements that will be distributed to our farmers.
“The state government will also sustain its gesture of buying improved seeds and seedlings, pesticides and herbicides, among others.’’
He further explained that his administration would sink tube-wells for the farmers, construct more earth dam and water reservoir to conserve water for the farmers.
“This proactive action is aimed at supplementing for these huge losses to avert food shortages this year and beyond,’’ he added.