President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that succour is on the way for farmers negatively impacted by the excessive rains of 2018.
” I want to assure all flood affected farmers and fishermen that you will be helped. This government is with you in your time of need. As I speak to you now, the modalities for this compensation programme are being finalized and very soon, we shall start implementation, he said in a message to Farmers’ Day 2018 held Saturday at Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State.
“Two weeks ago, the National Food Security Council met and we approved a compensation package for all flood impacted farmers and fishermen.
“Our future economic prosperity hinges to a large extent on how we modernize and expand our agriculture,” he added.
“Floods are a natural phenomenon that man cannot control. I want to appeal to you all not to be dispirited, but to rise to the challenges.”
He then reiterated the pledge that compensation would be paid soon to farmers that suffered reverses.