Lack of rainfall: Bauchi Farmers witness dry spell


Some farmers in Bauchi have continued to witness dry spell due to lack of rainfall for over two month in the state

Rural Post learned the farmers who are worried about this development resorted to prayers for divine intervention

An Islamic cleric, Alhaji Mahmud Zakariyya, said prayers are inevitable because of the high rate of immorality going on in society.

“We need more prayers for God to intervene. This is the right time to stop all immoral acts in the society such as wanton killings, fornication, gossip, kidnapping, among others,” he said.

It was gathered the farmers had continued to lament

Babaji Alkaleri, a cash crop farmer in Alkaleri, said “The prolonged dry spell had affected early planting. We resorted to the special prayer for God to intervene. The dry spell has affected farmers who planted early”

Another farmer, Mr. Ayuba Sallau, while lamenting said crops had dried up because of lack of rain.

“What we are going through right now is tough. We mobilized our colleagues to engage in this special prayer,” he said.

Meanwhile, an Agronomist, Dr. Iliyasu Gital, advised farmers to step up the development of irrigation facilities, and also urged them not to be deterred with the prolonged dry spell and should go for crops that are cultivated and harvested between 3 to 4 months.

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