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JUST IN: Tinubu’s govt to commence distribution of grains across states as hardship bites harder

The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Senator Abubakar Kyari, has announced that the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture will commence the distribution of 42,000 metric tons of grains across all 36 states of the federation.

He said President Bola Tinubu approved the distribution to address the challenges citizens face, particularly in light of recent events such as the looting of foodstuff warehouses.

According to him, the ministry is collaborating with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Department of State Service (DSS) to ensure that the grains reach the intended recipients in the correct packages and quantities.

Additionally, the minister revealed plans to release 58,500 metric tons of milled rice from mega rice millers into the market to stabilize the situation.

He wrote on X:

“In these trying times, I extend my sincere compassion to those affected by the hardships in the country. I understand the gravity of the situation, especially with the unfortunate event of foodstuff warehouse looting.

“Amidst these challenges, I want to assure you that our commitment to your well-being remains resolute.

“We shall commence the distribution of 42,000 metric tons of grains, as approved by Mr. President, across the 36 states of the federation as one of the programs to be rolled-out this week.

“We are working hand in hand with NEMA and the DSS to ensure that the grains get to the right people in the right packages and quantities.

“Furthermore, 58,500 metric tons of milled rice from mega rice millers will also be released into the market for stabilization.”

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