The Nigerian Agricultural Insurance (NAIC), has said that it will insure over 40 Million Farmers across the country against flooding and other disasters....
This will be done in partnership with All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) .
The Managing Director of NAIC, Mrs Folashade Joseph, who made this known to newsmen at a meeting with AFAN in Abuja, said the move become nacessary in view of losses been incured by farmers owing to flooding and other disasters .
Mrs Folashade Joseph said measures were already been put in place to come up with a scheme that would ensure farmers, particularly small holder farmers, to pay affordable premium onset of rains .
She added that it was part of NAIC’s effort to help farmers mitigate effect of losses and the annual sensitization to discuss on the imfortance of insurance .
The Managing Director of NAIC, Mrs Folashade Joseph, assured that the corporation was prepared to welcome suggestions that would lead to provision of effective and satisfactory insurance cover to farmers .
Speaking, the National President of the All Farmers Association AFAN, Arc Kabir Ibrahim said it was time farmers took the issue very seriously in view of its importance, particularly in times of kisses .
Arc Kabir Ibrahim said, farmers in parts of the country had begun to count their losses to flooding owing to the onset of rains .