The Chairman of a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Sustainable Livelihoods and Development Network for Africa (SLIDENAFRICA), Prof Kola Adebayo, has expressed concern over abandoned irrigation projects across the country.
He said it was hindering the country from achieving food security.
Adebayo said despite promises made by the government, dam and irrigation projects worth billions of naira were wasting away.
He urged the government to support irrigation improvement to enhance food security and reduce poverty in rural areas.
According to him, there was the need to improve and strengthen the country’s irrigation institutions, including assistance to increase farmer participation.