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Jigawa Flood Crisis Is Bad News For The Government – Buhari

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Muhammadu BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari has come out to sympathize with the victims of the Hadejia floods which destroyed over 100,000 hectares of rice farms in Jigawa State.

Buhari recently described the tragedy as a natural disaster that was unprecedented and devastating.

According to him, the 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.

He added that it is not just bad news for the victims but also for the government policy of achieving food sufficiency and food security in the country.

His words, “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.”

“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.”

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