4,600 Farmers Affected by Flood Get Grants in Anambra

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No fewer than 4,636 farmers affected by the July to October 2018 flood disaster in seven local government areas of Anambra State are to receive grants soon.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Supervisor of the project in the state, Mrs Bolanle Ojo, disclosed this at an ongoing revalidation of affected farmers at Ogbaru near Onitsha on Sunday.

Ojo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview, that the flood affected victims in Anambra East, Anambra West, Ayamelum, Ogbaru, Orumba North, Awka North and Ihiala Local Government Areas.

According to her, grants to supporting farmers will come in form of seedlings, fertilisers and agro-chemicals for them to have good yield in the 2019 farming season.

“The farmers will be supported based on their farm size and seedlings like rice, yam, maize, cassava, plantain and vegetables as it apply to them.

“This is in line with the directive of the National Food Security Council led by President Muhammadu Buhari to further ameliorate their plights,” Ojo said.

She added that the support would be provided soon after the verification. (NAN)