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Anambra govt denies procuring tractors with palliative funds

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The government of Anambra State has denied media reports which claim it utilized part of the state’s palliative funds to procure 800 tractors that was subsequently distributed to farmers free of charge in the State.

In a statement made available to NewsBand by Christian Aburime, the Chief press secretary to the governor described the claim as false.

According to the statement, one of the support initiatives the Soludo administration has offered farmers in the state is the distribution of 1,100,000 hybrid coconut and palm seedlings to over 100,000 households which is designed to ignite the hope of lifting many out of poverty.

Aburime said the initiative was done out of budgetary allocation to agriculture, and not with any palliatives fund.

He however, noted that the leadership of governor Soludo has always been committed to transparent and accountable governance, with a primary focus on the well-being of its citizens, particularly farmers.

The statement reads, “The attention of the Anambra State Government has been drawn to a fake news story circulating online, claiming that Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, utilized part of the state’s palliative funds to procure 800 tractors, which were subsequently distributed to farmers free of charge.

“We wish to categorically state that these claims are entirely false and without merit.

“Instead, one of the support initiatives the Soludo administration has offered farmers in the state is the distribution of 1,100,000 hybrid coconut and palm seedlings to over 100,000 households, igniting the hope of lifting many out of poverty. This was done out of budgetary allocation to agriculture, and not with any palliatives fund.

“Anambra State Government under the leadership of Governor Soludo has always been committed to transparent and accountable governance, with a primary focus on the well-being of its citizens, particularly farmers.

“Furthermore, the administration operates within the bounds of fiscal responsibility and prudent financial management. Any insinuation suggesting otherwise is baseless and misleading.

“We urge the public to disregard such fake news and refrain from spreading misinformation that may convey wrong impressions among the populace.

“The Anambra State Government remains steadfast in its commitment to promoting transparency, accountability, and inclusive governance for the benefit of Ndi Anambra.”

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