National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the distribution of 50,000 bags of NPK fertilisers (50kg) to farmers affected by the 2018 flood disaster in Anambra.
It was gathered that the fertiliser distribution marks the last phase of support to the farmers by the National Food Security Council in the state.
Speaking during the distribution exercise, Mrs Bolanle Ojo, NEMA’s Supervisor for the project, explained that the agency had earlier in the year distributed seedlings and agro-chemicals to the affected farmers.
Ojo said the victims affected by the flood were from seven Local Government Area.
She listed the local government area which includes Anambra East, Anambra West, Ayamelum, Ogbaru, Orumba North, Awka North and Ihiala.
“The fertiliser is to support farmers affected by the 2018 flood in these local government areas and we have been on this project since April.
“We had given them some inputs in terms of seedlings and agro-chemicals and now, fertilisers to help them boost their yield.
“About 18 states were affected across the country, but in Anambra, seven Local Government Areas were affected on over 7, 600 hectares of land.