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Plane Crash: Affected farmers request for govt assistance

29 October 2012, 14:10

Taraba - Mr Zira Kwoji and Madam Godiya Dauda, the two farmers whose produce were affected by Thursday's plane crash involving Gov. Danbaba Suntai of Taraba, have requested for government's assistance.

Kwoji and Dauda told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Kwanan-Waya village of Yola South Local Government of Adamawa, that they were very happy that the occupants of the plane survived and wished them quick recovery.

"One of the problems now is that this accident will seriously affect our crops. We are just trying to get over the destruction wreaked by flood which left us with little when this one occurred,"  Kwoji said.  

Kwoji said the farmland belonged  to Bamanga Tukur, the PDP National Chairman and this was the second year they were opportuned to farm there.  

"Last year, when I started, I got 30 bags of maize, 12 bags of beans and 10 bags of guinea corn but this year because of the flood and plane crash, things will be difficult, if government did not assist us.  

"Apart from the destruction by the plane, the continuous trooping of people to the site to see the wreckage is another problem affecting our produce,'' said Kwoji.  

On her part, Dauda said just like last year, she planted maize and beans but was not expecting good harvest this year because of the flood  and plane crash.  

According to her, last year she harvested 18 bags of maize and three bags of beans.  

"I am happy the outcome of the plane crash was good news to us because the occupants survived.   

"We will continue to pray for their quick recovery just as we also hope government will remember to assist us in whatever way to make ends meet this season,"  Dauda said. (NAN)


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