By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Supervisor of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Anambra State, Mrs. Bolanle Ojo on Sunday said that over 4,636 farmers affected by the July to October 2018 flood disaster in seven local government areas of the state will be offered grants soon to help them get back on their feet.
She made the disclosure in Ogbaru during a realisation exercise of affected farmers.
Bolanle said the grants to be provided soon after the verification exercise, would come in form of seedlings, fertilizers and agro-chemicals to enable them for them have good yield in the 2019 farming season.
According to her, the farmers will be supported based on their farm size and seedlings.
The seedlings include plantain, yam, vegetables, rice, maize, and cassava as it apply to them.
She added, “This is in line with the directive of the National Food Security Council led by President Muhammadu Buhari to further ameliorate their plight.”
The NEMA Supervisor reeled out those to receive the grants would be drawn from Ogbaru, Ayamelum, Anambra East, Anambra West, Orumba North, Ihiala and Awka North local government areas.