COVID-19: Agric ministry delivers 12,500mt of food ration

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono handed over 12,500 metric tons of food ration to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development,  Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq from the Minna Silo in Niger State, being part of the National Strategic Food Reserve.

This was in line with the Presidential directive to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to release 70,000 Metric Tons of assorted grains as a palliative response to vulnerable Nigerians.

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The Minister had handed over 2,500 Metric Tons of Garri which is already been evacuated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for distribution to vulnerable Nigerians in the three frontline states being Lagos, Ogun and Federal Capital Territory.

The Ministry is also releasing simultaneously the rest of the assorted food items as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari from its silos in Gusau, Zamfara State,  Dutsin Ma, Katsina State,  Yola, Adamawa State,  Lafia, Nassarawa State and Ilesha, Osun State.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, while receiving the food items, promised that all measures would be put in place to ensure that the food items are received by the vulnerable population as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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