Over 30% farmland in Niger Delta lost to floods-Emmanuel Uduaghan:
Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan an immediate past Governor of Delta State disclosed to us that over 30 per cent of farmland in the Niger Delta region has been lost to this year’s devastating flood.
Uduaghan, a senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Delta South Senatorial District in the 2019 general election, acclaimed that this development is a great threat to the nation’s food sufficiency drive.
Commemorate with the 2018 World Food Day on Tuesday, the former governor bewailed that this year’s flood had brought about premature harvesting and destruction of farmland, not excluding fish ponds, in the country, mostly in the oil-rich region.
He further highlighted saying this situation would not only result to high losses to farmers but also will negatively affect the already improving food self-sufficiency drive of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
He also buttress,, calling on the governments, corporate bodies and individuals to send help in order to escape this predicament of farmers been caught up in this natural disaster.
More so“Over 30 per cent of our farmlands have been overtaken by the floods, including fish ponds.
“As shown on AIT on Monday, some of the farmers had to quickly harvest the immature farm produce, and are selling them at less than 40 per cent of their market value.
“Their future seems to be hopeless. As we mark the day, let us remember the losses and sufferings of these our farmers.
“Whatever we can do individually, as organised groups, or as a government will go a long way in alleviating their plight.”