Hardship: FG to begin distribution of 42,000 metric tons of grains nationwide

Trucks loaded with bags of grains

 

By EZEKIEL OBI, Abuja –

The Federal Government will begin the distribution of grains nationwide to cushion the impacts of the hardship in Nigeria.

The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Senator Abubakar Kyari disclosed this in a tweet via his verified X (formerly Twitter) handle on Monday.

“Dear Fellow Nigerians.

“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”, he said.

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Senator Abubakar Kyari
Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Senator Abubakar Kyari

The Minister added that: “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.”

The minister who hailed the resilience of the Nigerian people, urged them to back President Bola Tinubu’s government in its quest to address the challenges facing the country.

“I acknowledge the strength of the Nigerian people, and it is this resilience that will guide us through these difficult times. Let us stand together to support Mr. President in his strive for a better Nigeria,” Kyari said.

“Our government under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is committed to addressing these challenges and working towards a more secure and prosperous future for all”, he added.

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