President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness at the kebbi flood disaster which has led to loss of lives and destructed thousands of hectaresnof farmlands.
In a statement by the Presidency ,the president described it as a setback to government effort at boosting local rice production as part of measures to stop Importation of rice.
The statement reads,”this bad news couldn’t have come at a worse time for our 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.
Kebbi State is the focal point of our policy to produce rice locally as part of the administration’s commitment to agricultural revival. I sympathize with the bereaved families & the farmers affected. We will work closely with the State Government to bring relief to all victims.