Over 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.
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Supervisor of the project in the state, Mrs Bolanle Ojo, disclosed this on Sunday in Ogbaru at an ongoing revalidation exercise of affected farmers.
She said the grants to be provided soon after the verification exercise, would come in form of seedlings, fertilizers and agro-chemicals for them to have good yield in the 2019 farming season.
She said, “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.”
Those to receive the grants were drawn from Anambra East, Anambra West, Ayamelum, Ogbaru, Orumba North, Awka North and Ihiala local government areas.