FARMERS ALLEGE FOUL PLAY IN RELIEF MATERIALS DISTRIBUTION IN ANAMBRA STATE

farmersSome farmers in Igbariam community in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State have appealed to the State Government to investigate the Relief Materials donated to them by the National Emergency Management  Agency (NEMA) last year.

Radio Nigeria gathered that many farmers in the Community in March last year lost their farm produce to flood.

The Spokesman of the Community, Mr. Anthony Okafor told newsmen at Igbariam that they made entries of their lost items to appropriate authorities, including NEMA.

According to him, they also made available the video clips of the disaster and other challenges to the agency.

Mr. Okafor alleged that when NEMA brought the relief materials, they were diverted thereby rendering them hopeless and disappointed.

He claimed that materials donated by NEMA included bundles of Zinc, bags of Cement, and some food items.

Two of the victims of the flood, Mr. Egbuniwe Nweke, and Mrs. Virginia Mgbaku lamented that their situations got worse because they obtained loan to engage in farming and were unable to repay it.

They appealed to Governor Willie Obiano to intervene by investigating the matter.

When contacted in Awka, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Chief Paul Odenigbo referred Journalists to the Administration Officer of the Agency.

Correspondent Kevin Ekediegwu reports that the Administration Officer, Mr. Jude Okoli told Newsmen that the document used in the distribution of the materials was not readily available.

 

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