By Isaiah Benjamin
Tafidan Birnin Magaji Alhaji Hasan Umar Dan Galadima of Birnin Magaji Emirate Council in Zamfara State has called on Federal Government to provide more dams to improve agricultural production for farmers in Zamfara State and North Senatorial district in particular.
According to the traditional ruler whuke interracting with newsmen in Kaduna, majority of the people in the area which comprises of Birnin Magaji,Kaura Namoda,Shinkafi and Zurmi Local Governments are largely farmers.
He said after rainy season farming, the farmers in the area would be jobless for lack of irrigation in the settlements, stressing that the provision of dam is very important because it would enable the farmers to boost the agricultural production through the year and also to create job opportunities.
He also stated that with the growing effects of climate change on weather patterns, more irrigation is needed to boost Nigerian agricultural production.
He therefore called on the Federal Government to provide the dams to aid irrigation in the settlements of Zamfara North.