Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has assured victims of Kebbi flood disaster that he will work closely with the State Government to bring them relief.
Buhari made this known in a statement on twitter, as he sympathized with the bereaved families and the farmers affected.
While expressing sadness over the flooding disaster, which led to loss of lives and destruction of thousands of hectares of farmland in the north-west state, he said the incidence is a major setback to his government’s efforts to boost local rice production which is part of measures to end importation.
According to him, the bad news couldn’t have come at a worse time for the farmers and other Nigerians who looked forward to a bumper harvest this year in order to reduce the current astronomical rise in the costs of food items in the markets.
In his statement, the Nigerian leader said Kebbi State is the focal point of his policy to produce rice locally as part of the administration’s commitment to agricultural revival.