The federal government has concluded plans to give grants to farmers affected between July and October last year by flooding in seven council areas of Anambra. Flooding affected more than 4,636 farmers and destroyed their farms and crops.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Supervisor of the project in the state, Bolanle Ojo, disclosed this at the ongoing revalidation exercise of affected farmers at Ogbaru near Onitsha on Sunday. According to Ojo, the flood affected victims in Anambra East, Anambra West, Ayamelum, Ogbaru, Orumba North, Awka North and Ihiala Local Government Areas will receive grants.
According to her, grants to support farmers will come in form of seedlings, fertilizers 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 Mohammadu Buhari to further ameliorate their plights,”Ojo added. She further stated that the support would be provided soon after the verification exercise