The Kebbi State Government has promised to provide agricultural inputs as palliatives to enable victims of recent flooding to recoup some of their losses. Alhaji Abubakar Dakingari, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Gov. Atiku Bagudu, disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi.
Dakingari recounted that the flood-damaged the physical infrastructures like houses, schools and farmlands. He said the government was assisting the affected farmers to limit the impact of the flooding and working to reintegrate them back to their farmland.
He said that Gov. Bagudu had continued to visit places affected by the severe flood that destroyed farmlands, crops, animals and houses.
The CPS said inputs procured for distribution include fertilisers, sprayers and agro-chemicals as well as seedlings of rice, sorghum, millet, maize and sesame, among others.
He also hinted that there will also be loan disbursement through relevant associations or clusters group.
Dakangari, however, warned farmers should not sell the agricultural inputs that would be given to them. Rather, he said, they should go back into farming and cultivate lands to ensure bumper yields for food security.