President Muhammadu Buhari has supported the quick arrival of 40,000 metric huge loads of arranged grains from the Strategic Grains Reserve, to help less privileged Nigerians to celebrate the impending Easter and Sallah celebrations.
This was revealed by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammed Mahmood, while briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.
The activity by the president is supposed to assist with diminishing the effect of the exorbitant costs of grains in the market on the impacted individuals.
Mahmood was cited as expressing, “I’m here this evening because of invitation by Mr President.
Mahmood, who said he was called by the president and asked to disburse the wares to the impacted individuals, said that 12,000 out of the 40,000 endorsed tons will be assigned to the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development for sharing amongst people living in IDP camps nationwide.
“We’ll likewise be giving a portion of the grains to the service of compassionate issues, to likewise do the circulation. The grains are coming from our Strategic Grains Reserve as ordered by Mr President.”
“He instructed and ordered the immediate release of grains from our Strategic Grains Reserve by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The minister uncovered that a similar interaction utilized during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, to disseminate 70,000 metric huge loads of arranged food things across certain states and the Federal Capital Territory would be utilized in disbursing the grains.
“This is to pad the impact of a portion of the issues we are looking with exorbitant costs of wares the nation over. It is to make the grains reasonable for individuals to commend the merriments for- Ramadan, Easter and Sallah.