Following locust’s invasion of rice farms in Kebbi, the state government today said it has deployed helicopters for the aerial spraying of the affected farms.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the affected farms are largely located in Ambursa near Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.
The spokesman of Governor Abubakar Bagudu said the aerial spray will commence in the next two days. He said chemical application and spray will commence in all affected places in the state.
Bagudu urges farmers to report any further outbreak of any pest across the state for immediate solution.He said the government will continue to support farmers to maintain the massive rice production going on in the state.
A group of rice farmers, led by Alhaji Shehu Maigishiri, had raised the alarm over the invasion of their farms by locusts and sought for immediate government intervention to avert massive losses.