In the aftermath of the 2022 flood disaster that destroyed crops and farmlands in Taraba, farmers in Gassol LGA of the state have bemoaned the lack of support to remedy the loss they incurred to the disaster which kept most of them out of business.
Flood and banditry in the community crippled farming activities, depleting farmers’ investments.
Haruna Sheka, a farmer said due to the flood in Gassol, more than 100 farms were destroyed, adding that millions of naira were lost due to the occurrence of the unfortunate incident.
He said a lot of farmers in the area lost their huge farm produce due to the disaster. “I invested over N20 million Naira on my farmland but lost it to the flood, yet, no one has come to our rescue,” he said.
Haruna could not participate in the subsequent dry and wet seasons due to a lack of capital.
Garba Adamu, a farmer in Mutum Biyu said the flood brought a huge loss to the community. he said 90 per cent of the population in the chiefdom were affected by the flood and could not access any support.
He narrated that the last farming season was a terrible one.
He, therefore, appealed to the Federal Government and Taraba State to provide financial support to the victims of the flood disaster in the area and other parts of the state.