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Over 2,000 acre of farm land flooded in Patigi Gov Ahmed symphatizes with victims

By Issa Saliu

Over 2,000 acre of rice farm has been recently washed away by flood in the three districts of Patigi Local Government Area of the Kwara State.
While sympathizing with the victims in Patigi, Lade and Kpada districts of the local government, the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, said he was touched by the disaster.
The governor made this known at the Etsu Patigi Palace through his Special Adviser on Emergency and Relief Services, Hon. AbdullahiDuro Mohammed who represented him during the sympathy visit. He said the state delegation was in the local government on an on-the-spot assessment visit to the affected communities in the council area.
He said he was sent by the governor to convey his sympathy and concern message to the entire Patigi local government over the ugly incidence most especially the affected ones.
He said "It is quite unfortunate that the farms produce that were supposed to be part of the foods to feed the state and country had been away".
The Special Adviser to the Kwara State Governor on Emergency and Relief Services, Hon. Abdullahi Duro Mohammed (left); Emir of Patigi, His Royal Highness, Oba Umar Chatta Ibrahim during the on-the-spot assessment and courtesy visit by the SA to the emir at Patigi...recently. Photo: Issa Saliu

He assured that the state government will as quickly as possible come to their aid, urging them not to be discouraged by the incidence in their determination to boost food production in the state.
Responding, the Etsu of Patigi, Alhaji Umar Ibrahim Chatta, thanked the state government for deeming it fit to pay the affected people sympathy and assessment. He disclosed that majority of his people are farmers who solely depended on rice farming as their major source of livelihood.
The royal father also stressed that flood has whisked away over 2,000 acres of rice farmlands at the three districts that made up the local government, calling on both the state and federal government to assist them by giving farm inputs for next planting season.
He added that monetary compensation would not be enough for the victims but permanent solution should be applied to their perenial plight. Chatta also appealed to the federal government on the urgent need for re-construction of Share to Patigi road for the easy movement of farms produce to urban communities in the country.
The S.A and his team visited some affected riverine communities in the local government where primary schools, clinics, markets squars and residential buildings among others were also blooded.
In a similar development, the Special Adviser to the governor on Emergency and Relief Services with his entourage paid an unscheduled inspection to the ongoing construction of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Patigi.
Conducting the team round the project, Engr. Yusuf Abiodun, said the work has reached 90 percent completion, assuring that the project will soon e completed and handed over to the government.
After the assessment, the S.A commended the contractor for the quality of material used for the project, charging the contractor on the speedy completion of the work for the government to put in the displaced persons.
He however, called on the good people of Kwara to rally round support for the successful tenure of Governor Abdulfatah’s administration.
Over 2,000 acre of farm land flooded in Patigi Gov Ahmed symphatizes with victims Reviewed by nationalmoonlight on October 14, 2017 Rating: 5

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