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Farm Produce Rot in Delta Community as Poor Access Road Makes it Difficult for Farmers to Get them to Consumers

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A Facebook user, Adaeze Ogbuenyi has shared photos of farm produce rotting in her hometown, Aballa Uno, in the Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State, due to bad access roads.

The farmers are unable to transport their produce to consumers due to the deplorable state of the roads.

She wrote:

These are farm produce wasting in my home town, Aballa Uno in Ndokwa East LGA of Delta state. Thousands of people are going hungry in Nigeria but these produce can’t get to them due to bad road.

This town is a major producer of cassava, yams and plantain. I want to use this medium to appeal to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Delta state government and the Federal government to come to the rescue. The contract for this road has been awarded to Interbau company years back but nothing has been done.

See the photos below:

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Photo Credit: Facebook/Adaeze Ogbuenyi

5 Comments

  1. Tru

    September 14, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    …and food is so expensive, AND we keep importing food. Our government, especially State governments, should be ashamed.

  2. emeka ugo

    September 14, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    kai see dodo(plaintain) roasting….. i have a friend from delta state that is cashing out heavily from plaintain business right now. The guys family has a big plaintain plantation in delta state so he transports some big amount of them into abuja and sells them off to traders in the market here in abuja. in fact presently before the plaintain’s reach abuja the have fully being booked for from market women. Government biko do something about these community roads let someone go and purchase these plaintains from these women in large quantities and sell in big cities where the are very much in high demand for.

  3. Jo

    September 14, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    And people are going hungry. State governors are not doing enough. Developments should not only be concentrated in urban areas or where they appear visible, but also in rural areas. In pry school during teachings on Agriculture, we were taught that farmers faced difficulties in moving their produce to the cities. Apparently such issues still persist which is absurd.

  4. Hello

    September 14, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    This is my village right here. This is so true, it’s even worst than this. Thanks Bellanaija for posting this, I pray and hope something is done.

  5. jaybird

    September 15, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I just started crying as I saw this. Why are our leaders like this ehn? They want to bring GMOs in, when time and time again we have cries about this. No access roads, no support to farmers from the government. Nigeria can feed this world I tell u, in my house in Benin, without manure, without nothing, we have plantain, pineapple, coconut, several vegetables. Imagine if the government invested money and time in agriculture.
    Buhari u disappoint me o. I really tot I would be hearing a lot of good things u have planned are will be doing before now sef. But nothing. The president rice farmers association has said they can do better, all they need is more funds, for years, one story or the other. Even Cbn at some point frustrated the release of funds that government had allocated to them. How can we be importing food we can grow here, grow more nutriously even. Which way Nigeria? I am so bitter. What can one do? Ehn? Ogbeh, Heineken, Buhari, and all of you that wish and keep doing all withing your power to kill Nigeria when u can do something good to boost it, may it never be well with you people.

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