Gov Emmanuel Uduaghan
Gov Emmanuel Uduaghan

ASABA – The World Bank-sponsored State Employment and Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR) project has so far disbursed N89 million to 110 Fadama Users Group (FUGs) in Delta State.
Mr Anthony Abanum, the Coordinator of Fadama III Project in the state, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Asaba.
Abanum said that the Fadama-SEEFOR support programme had closed the gap created by the parent Fadama project, which covered only 20 of the 25 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state.
He said that the remaining five LGAs that benefitted from the support programme were Bomadi, Udu, Warri South, Warri South-West and Burutu.
He said that 71 FUGs, comprising 800 people from eight communities in Bomadi, Udu, Warri South and Warri South-West LGAs, got a total of N75.2 million in 2014.
The coordinator gave the breakdown of the disbursements as follows: Bomadi, N16.2 million; Udu, N32 million; Warri South, N20 million; and Warri South-West, N7 million.
He added: “This year, Burutu got N14 million and this brings the total number of beneficiaries to 1000, drawn from 12 communities in the council areas.
“This has enabled the beneficiaries to establish various agricultural and other rural enterprises aimed at increasing their incomes and creating jobs.”