Farmers urge Nigeria to rehabilitate river basins

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), has urged the Federal Government to rehabilitate the nation’s river basins to address irrigation challenges confronting farmers.

AFAN’s Chairman in Lagos State and South-West Zone, Dr Femi Oke, said  on Tuesday in Lagos that the facilities in the river basins were dilapidated.

Oke decried the poor state of and called for immediate rehabilitation to aid farm activities and provide irrigation system to farmers.

According to him, most of the facilities in the river basins are becoming dilapidated and there is no way they can function well if not rehabilitated.

“Even our private borehole water system in your homes need rehabilitation sometimes, so are the river basins too.

“The Ogun-Osun river basin is still there but need rehabilitation to make it functional. They can still refurbish it just like the Federal Institute of Research, Oshodi (FIRO), some years back.


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