FG to begin nationwide distribution of grains to Nigerians

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that they will start distribution of grains across the country to alleviate the economic hardship faced by it’s citizens.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that they will start distribution of grains across all states to the Federation with the aim of alleviating alleviate the economic hardships faced by people.

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Senator Abubakar Kyari made this known in a statement via his official X handle on Monday.

He stated, “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.

“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.”

Recall that since the removal of fuel subsidy and the floating of the naira, the cost of living in Nigeria has skyrocketed.

This development has provoked protests in several parts of the country as Nigerians sought the government’s attention to address the economic hardship.

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