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Just In: Nigeria Govt Sets To Distribute Grain Across All 36 States

04 March

The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Senator Abubakar Kyari, announced that as approved by President Bola Tinubu the Ministry will commence the distribution of 42,000 metric tons of grains across the 36 states of the federation, this week.

He made this known in a post on his X handle on Monday where he said that the Ministry is working with the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and the Department of State Service, DSS, to ensure the grains get to the right people in the right packages and quantities.

According to the minister, 58,500 metric tons of milled rice from mega rice millers will also be released into the market for stabilization.

“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 warehouses 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,” the minister said.

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