Kebbi moves to tackle locusts invasion on rice farms

In a bid to battle the locust invasion on rice farms in Kebbi State, the state government has deployed helicopters to begin aerial spray of rice farms.

While on an inspection tour on the activities of rice production in the state, Governor of the state, Abubakar Bagudu said that orders had been given for immediate action to prevent a wider spread of the locust plague.

The Governor who was represented by his  spokesman Abubakar Dakingari explained that  “The  aerial spray will commence in the next two days.”

According to Bagudu, “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 an immediate solution.”

He reassured farmers of the governments support to maintain the massive production going on in the state.

Source: Agro Nigeria

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