A farmers’ group has alleged that Lower Niger River Basin Authority displaced more than 1, 500 members at Ejiba in Kogi state without alternative farmland.
The leader of the group, Dr Tunde Arosanyin, while addressing newsmen in Ilorin on Sunday, said that crops valued at N50 million were destroyed by the authority.
The crops allegedly destroyed, he said, were cashew, cassava, maize and rice among others.
Arosanyin said he personally lost about 32 hectares he cleared for farming, saying efforts to get the management to address the problem in the last one year had proven abortive.
According to him, most of the farms destroyed by the Lower Niger River Basin Authority were sponsored through loans from Fadama III addition finance.