Nigeria Cassava Growers Association, has appealed to the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation, to compensate farmers whose insured farmlands were destroyed by herdsmen in various states.
President of the association, Pastor Segun Adewumi, made the appeal in an interview in Lagos, while lamenting that most of the destroyed farmlands were set up with huge loans from banks collected by some members of the association.
According to him, the loans are due for repayment but the farms which were supposed to yield returns for the offset of the loans have been destroyed by herdsmen.
The national president said the association had written to NAIC for compensation but was yet to receive positive reply.
He also asserted that flooding was also one of the major setback being experienced by some cassava growers across the country stating that the association was yet to enumerate the level of damage caused by flood to their farms in 2016.
The president however appealed to the Federal Government to urgently tackle the issue to encourage more yields.