Kwara State Government has denied report that one of the Zimbabwean farmers in the state is dead.
A statement by the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Engr. Mohammed Gana Yisa said, â€œthere was no Zimbabwean farmer who was ever reported missing or dead, as all the 13 farmers in the service of Shonga Farms Holdings Nigeria Ltd are hale and hearty.
â€œThe deceased, Mr. James Alexander Gordon Harmish Chisholm, was never at any time part of the registered Zimbabwean farmers in Shonga Farms. Harmish was an expatriate that worked at a private farm owned by Nigeria Starch Mills Ltd located at Ode-Giwa, Onire District, Asa Local Government Areas of the State.
â€œThere is therefore, no iota of truth in the said reports claiming the death of one of the Zimbabwean farmers in the state. The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources as the parent Ministry that oversees agricultural programmes and projects in the state, hereby debunks the entire media report
â€œLet it also be noted that the late expatriate worked on a private farm located in Kwara Central Senatorial District whereas the Shonga Farms is located in Kwara North Senatorial District.â€