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FARMERS AFFECTED BY 2018 FLOOD IN ANAMBRA GET GRANTS

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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 are to receive grants soon.

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

Ojo told newsmen in an interview, that the flood affected victims in Anambra East, Anambra West, Ayamelum, Ogbaru, Orumba North, Awka North and Ihiala Local Government Areas.

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According to her, grants to supporting 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 applies 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.

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