Mr Michael Oke1
1Michael Adedotun Oke Foundation, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeri, Nigeria
This flood affected about 10,000 hectares of Farmland and more than 500 farmers were involved. Besides quite a large number of crops like Maize, Rice, Cassava, Plantains, Yams, Banana, Soya beans , Cowpeas , Vegetables and other crops were destroyed. The dates of the rain fall was noted as 23rd and 24th August 2018. While there was farm visits to the affected sites on 25th -24th August, 2018. Pictures were taken to support findings. Meanwhile, to enable the Project determine the extent and impact of the damage this flood disaster wrecked on the affected communities the following field staffs swift into action by carrying out proper inventory and on the spot assessment:. It was generally observed that, the rain pour down heavily and persistently for more than 12 hours which in turn adversely affected the livelihood of the community and the farmers in the following villages mention below in Kwaita Block 1.Kwaita 2.Pukafa 3.Eke 4.Tekpose 5.Gadabiu 6.Ashara 7.Fugbe and 8.Wako. In- view of the above reasons highlighted the farmers needs urgent assistance of the Honourable Minister FCT, Agricultural And Rural Development Secretariat as well as the FCT Agricultural Development projects to provide succour and timely intervention to this farmers in this farming communities to ameliorate their suffering and pains that have be inflicted on them by this flood menace and the paper suggest ways in which to prevent the occurrence of flood in the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja Nigeria.
Michael is the Executive Director with Michael Adedotun Oke Foundation which is responsible to the organizing supervisory, monitoring and evaluation of projects and has an expertise in Farm Management and extension. A Graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, with Post Graduate Diploma in Farm Management and Extension. He organized a training program on the Nutritional Rabbit Management and production technologies and has established a back yard Rabbit Projects in Abia State and have being disseminating Agricultural information to peasant farmers in Nigeria and passion in improving the rural communities and wellbeing of an average farmers and the contextual write-up in some of the newspapers has made some of the rural communities to benefit and receive information about the latest technology that have transform Agricultural practices. He is International speakers that have travelled to deliver paper in some International countries.