Ginger farmers lose N10 billion to strange disease - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, August 31, 2023

Ginger farmers lose N10 billion to strange disease

A strange disease, suspected to be fungal infection has destroyed ginger farms worth over ginger N10 billion in Kaduna State.

 National President of the Ginger Association, Squadron Leader, N B. Daudu (rtd.) told Journalists in Kachia,headquarters of Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna  State that already, they have made a call to the Federal and the State governments to provide some antidotes that will  curb the menace of the disease.

"Government should provide palliatives, as to reduce the pandemic currently being experienced by the Ginger farmers in Southern Kaduna," he said.

Connecting on the output of the product, the National President explained that lack of Ginger processing plant, Nigerian Ginger is unable to attract competitive prices in the world market.

He said, " It is therefore logical to set up a Ginger processing plant in order to meet the international quality standard. The quality of our processed Ginger and its packaging have made our dear nation to be performing far below expectation in the Ginger export around the world."

Chairman of Kachia Local Government, Hon. Aaron  Bako and Director of Agriculture and Forestry, Queen Victor Saidu respectively,said that Ginger was mainly the major source of the people's livelihood in the area.

They said "these impoverished ginger farmers have equally contributed to the GDP of Nigeria. So, it is on this note that we are calling on the Governments to come to the aide of our people who have been badly affected by this strange disease."

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