‘We Need Access Roads’ – Adamawa Farmers Bemoan Poor Road Network

Farmers in Adamawa have called on the state government to provide access roads to ease movement of farm produce to the market.

Farmers at Tingno rice plantation community in Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa State made this call on Sunday in Tingno village.

Community secretary, Simon Kade explained that the community was one of the major paddy rice producing areas in the northeast, News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Kade, who spoke on behalf of the community’s village head, Richard Angelo, pointed out that Tingno and its environs are the largest centre of paddy rice production in Adamawa and the northeast region.

He explained that lack of access road was one of the major obstacles against improving rice cultivation and livelihood of the people in the community.

He said, “We cultivate rice during rain-fed and dry season activities. Dozens of our trucks of paddy are transported from Tingno to other parts of the country as well as Chad and Cameroon Republics.

“Our major challenge is lack of access road to link Tingno to Lafiya and adjourning communities.

Kade also noted that the poor state of the road was exposing them to difficulties.



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