Fear of maize shortage grips Jigawa

There may be shortage of maize grains in Jigawa this year as a result of flood in the state.

And this was said to have led to growing concern in Jigawa State over the fear that the state may run short of maize produce this year.

It would be recalled that flood had destroyed 90 percent of expected maize output in the state.

Reports said that over 6,000 hectares of maize farmland were destroyed in the state this year.

It was learnt that the flood was as a result of downpour and overflowing of River Hadejia.

Farmers said as a result of the flood, they are expecting as low as 10 percent of maize output at the end of this year’s harvest season.

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