President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with the people of Kebbi on the flood disasters that destroyed farmlands, crops and homes. According to a statement issued today by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said he was highly touched by the sheer scale of the losses suffered by the hardworking farmers in Kebbi State.
The President maintained that the sad news could not have come at a worse time for this administration because of the role of Kebbi farmers in supporting the government’s initiative to promote local rice production as part of efforts to reduce Nigeria’s dependence on importation of the commodity.
The President noted that apart from creating job opportunities and decent incomes for the farmers, agriculture also played a key role in the economy of any country. President Buhari urged the affected farmers not to despair, assuring them that they would not be forgotten by the Federal Government.
He commended the state government for the swift measures put into action to alleviate the hardship of the victims and equally directed federal emergency aid agency to support the victims.