Following locusts’ invasion of rice farms in Kebbi, the state government said on Monday it had deployed helicopters for the aerial spray of the affected farms.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the affected farms are largely located in Ambursa near Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.
“The aerial spray will commence in the next two days,” Abubakar Dakingari, the spokesman of the governor, Abubakar Bagudu, said.
“Chemical application and spray would commence in all affected places in the state. Farmers should report any further outbreak of any pest across the state for immediate solution.”
He said the government would continue to support farmers maintain the massive rice production going on in the state.
NAN recalls that a group of rice farmers, led by Shehu Maigishiri, had raised the alarm over the invasion of their farms by locusts and sought for immediate government intervention to avert massive losses.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...