Federal Government raised an alarm over a recent virile disease, Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD), spreading in the East and Central Africa now making its way to West Africa.
The Permanent Secretary, Dr Muhammed Umar Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at the 2019 Cassava Investment Forum. He was represented by Mr Ayodeji Bobby, Head, Font and Tuber Crops in the ministry called for a collective effort tto protect Nigeria and West African region against this virus.
According to him, the disease had caused over 90 per cent loss in a cassava farm around the country country. All professionals are now advice to come up with a positive remedy to put an end to this.