Adamawa - The Adamawa Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Lucy Ishaku, has said that flood has dampened the much expected hope for a bumper harvest in the state this season.
Ishaku disclosed this on Wednesday in Yola.
``The damage to farmlands is very serious; we have never experienced such floods with much damage to our farmlands.
``It will definitely affect our much expected bumper harvest this season,'' the commissioner said.
She said that the ministry would soon commence a census of farmlands affected by the floods with a view to ascertaining the extent of damage to agriculture, and to seek ways to assist affected farmers to recoup their loses.
``Our farmers should not lose hope; government would assist them in taking full advantage of dry season farming to make ends meet,'' Ishaku said.
She said that the state government had always been committed to dry season farming, adding that support farmers this time around with more inputs.
Apart from the floods, the release of water from Lagdo Dam in the neighbouring Republic of Cameroon had worsened floods in Adamawa where many farmlands in seven local government areas were destroyed.