From Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi
Kebbi State Government said it has lost over one billion Naira worth of rice and other farm produce to flood that submerged farmlands and houses in many villages in different parts of the state this year.
Addressing journalists at the weekend, while inspecting some affected victims in some Local Government areas of the State, the State Commissioner of Agriculture Alhaji Maccido Attahiru said their is need for the Federal Government to construct dam in the state as a way of curtailing flood in the state.
Alhaji Attahiru Maccido, said about 19 villages in two Local Government areas were affected while Bgudo and Argungu Local Government Areas were the major areas that it affected.
“Actually, we ‘ve gone round, we ‘ve been on the road for over six hours and we are just coming from Bagudo Local Government where we visited four areas. In that Local Government alone, we have about 19 villages affected by this flood”.