The outgoing Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi has offered a 20 million Naira cheque for clearing a bank debt owed the bank by Anam farmers of Anambra state.
As a result of the 2012 flood devastation which destroyed homes and farmlands of Anam farmers in Anambra West Local government area of Anambra state, the farmers were unable to repay a loan of 13 million naira obtained from the bank.
Governor Peter Obi has now brought relief to the farmers by presenting them a cheque of 20 million naira to clear their debt and also as support for next year’s farming season. 13 million naira from the sum was for the debt settlement while 7 million naira was for the Faith Based Farmers Loan.
The Governor made this known as he visited affected communities including Ogbaru, Anambra East and West, Awka North and Ayamelum. He said his offer was as a result of the government’s resolve to fight extreme hunger and poverty in the poor areas of the state.
He also promised to help the people in their recovery and rehabilitation once the flood abated.