PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI APPROVED THE RELEASE OF 40,000 METRIC TONS OF GRAINS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO NIGERIAN

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    President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of 40,000 metric tonnes of assorted grains from the Strategic Grains Reserve, SGR, to cushion the effect of high prices of food.

    The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, said the President gave the directive after he summoned him to the State House, Abuja.

    Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar who explained that it would be handled by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, said 12,000 metric tonnes would be distributed through same process deployed during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020.

    The Minister said in compliance with the presidential directive, grains were readily available for immediate distribution.

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