Economic Hardship: FG to Begin Distribution of Grains Nationwide

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

This was disclosed in a post on the X account of Abubakar Kyari, minister of agriculture and food security on Monday.

Kyari also announced a plan to release 58,500 metric tons of milled rice from mega rice millers into the market for stabilisation.

The minister extended his compassion to citizens affected by the hardship in the country, reassuring the public that the government remains committed to improving the lives and well-being of all Nigerians.

He said the government will begin distributing 42,000 metric tons of grains across all 36 states, as approved by President Bola Tinubu.

“I understand the gravity of the situation, especially with the unfortunate event of foodstuff warehouses looting,” he said.

“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.”

The minister said the government is working with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Department of State Services (DSS) to ensure the grains are being distributed to the intended recipients and in the correct quantity and packaging.

He acknowledged the strength and resilience of Nigerians and appealed to them to support the president’s efforts to improve the country.

Kyari said the government is committed to addressing current challenges under the leadership of Tinubu, to create a safer and more prosperous future for all Nigerians.

There have been protests in several parts of the country as Nigerians sought the government’s attention to address the economic hardship. Several warehouses and food trucks have also been looted in some places.

But the Federal Government is calling for patience, assuring that the reforms by the Tinubu-led administration are set to yield fruit.

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