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Jigawa gov seeks completion of 40-year-old Hadejia irrigation valley

  The Jigawa State governor, Umar Namadi, has pleaded with the federal government to accelerate the completion of the Hadejia Valley irrigation project to deliver…

 

The Jigawa State governor, Umar Namadi, has pleaded with the federal government to accelerate the completion of the Hadejia Valley irrigation project to deliver on its agenda on food security.

The governor said the irrigation project, which commenced about 40 years ago during the Shehu Shagari administration, aimed to achieve improved performance of irrigation farming but has yet to achieve its full potential.

Namadi stated this at the flag-off of the National Wheat Development Programme being supported by the federal government in Hadejia Local Government of Jigawa on Saturday.

“Let me take this opportunity to urge the federal government to accelerate the completion of the Hadejia Valley irrigation project with a potential irrigable area of over 25,000 hectares and a capacity to significantly deliver the food security objective of President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda,” he said.

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He said the Hadejia Valley project, which was initiated by the late Shagari administration in the early 1980s was still less than 25 per cent completed after almost four decades.

Namadi prayed that the Tinubu administration would make history by completing the project 100 per cent.

 

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