FG releases 42,000mt of grains to ease food crisis

Yesterday, the Federal Government intensified its efforts to resolve the food crisis.

To reduce the high cost of food, it ordered the immediate release and distribution of 42,000 metric tonnes of grains from strategic reserves.

According to the Federal Government, the grains will be given free nationwide to the needy and vulnerable.

Also, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu met with the Rice Millers Association in Abuja on how to make the staple food cheaper.

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, said the proposed commodity boards will take charge of the food supply chain.

He also spoke on the challenges of food security at the maiden Ministerial Press Briefing Series (MPBS) initiated by Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris in Abuja.

Also yesterday, Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun announced N5 billion intervention fund to tackle rising food inflation.

Kyari said: “We are aware that food security is national security. We are trying to crash the prices of foods to make these available and affordable.

“The Federal Government is in the process of releasing 42,000 metric tonnes of grains from the nation’s strategic reserve.

“Our interventions will be targeted at the needy in all parts of the country.”



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