Katsina Emir, farmers pray for rainfall as unusual worms destroy crops

Worried by the absence of rainfall inside the Katsina metropolis and its environs, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Usman, final Tuesday, led Muslim trustworthy to the Eid Prayer Ground Mosque to hunt the face of Allah in supplication for the a lot anticipated downpour.

While heeding the very uncommon name of the extremely revered monarch,  residents of Katsina, of their giant numbers, converged on the Eid floor as early as 8:00 am. on the Tuesday, because the prayers had been led by the Chief Imam of the Katsina Central Mosque, Imam Gambo Mustapha.

In his message on the Eid praying floor, the Emir admonished the “people to repent from sins and seek Allah’s forgiveness, I plead.”

Arewa PUNCH remembers that solely lately, farmers within the state had apart the rain drought, additionally lamented the speed at which unusual worms proceed to ravage and destroy their grain plantations.

A go to by our correspondent to some  affected farmlands within the state capital reveals that the unsparing  worms have continued to overwhelm and devour the crops.

Umar and Ahmad, whose farmlands inside the Katsina metropolis, Katsina Local Government Area of the State had been additionally completely over taken by the worms, advised Arewa PUNCH that the one presumably response to the unusual state of affairs is because of the absence of rainfall as most farmers are already rounding up this yr’s farming season plantations.

According to Ahmed, “the worms are solely enthusiastic about consuming up guinea corn, millet, and maize plantations.

“To this end, farmers have, in fact, resorted to spraying insecticide and also prayers for Allah’s divine help and intervention.”

Our correspondent  additionally reveals that the state of affairs just isn’t totally different in a number of different communities comparable to – Autawa, Bambami, Daɓa, Sabon Gida, Dabaibayawa, Angawa and Makaɗa villages within the Batagarawa Local Government Area of the State.

In an interview with a resident of Katsina, Mallam Ahmed, he stated the emir’s name for prayers is well timed due to the present financial state of affairs coupled with inflation going through the nation which is not any exception to Katsina State. “Such prayers ought to be sustained as a result of we have to survive this inflationary pattern, and our hope is totally on farmers. We need a bumper harvest to cut back the financial hardship being skilled and in addition to cut back the hike in meals costs.

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“Katsina State is facing a lot of problems ranging from insecurity, and we must not fail to seek Allah’s intervention at this crucial time,” Ahmed acknowledged.

On her half, a resident of Kafar Kwaya in Katsina city, Hajiiya Mairo Adamu stated, “We is not going to perceive what’s befalling us in Katsina as a result of we don’t worry Allah, therefore there may be want for us to worry Him in all our methods.

“Also, leaders in any respect ranges should respect and deal with their topics with sincerity of goal.

“Take for example, these persistent killings going on in our society, of course it has its own consequences on the society and I will not be far from the truth that it is also responsible for the shortage of rainfall,” she famous.

As the residents and their leaders search religious assist to the rain drought menace, our correspondent by way of a phone dialog spoke with an official of NiMET on the scientific interpretations  of the sudden absence of rains within the state, however declined,

saying, “it is only the Director General of NiMET who can speak.”

Arewa PUNCH adopted up with SMS and WhatsApp messages to the NiMET DG however he has but to reply even three clear days after the messages had been forwarded to him and, as on the time of going to press.

In the identical method, efforts to talk with an agronomist on the Federal University, Dutsinma, had been unsuccessful because of the demise of one of many lecturers who was killed by terrorists, Tuesday.

One of his colleagues within the division merely excused Arewa PUNCH “from any official activities for now, as we are mourning the untimely death of one of our colleagues,” he pleaded.



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