FG allocates 42,000 metric tons of grains at no cost, while Ogun initiates a 5-billion-naira intervention program

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On Wednesday, the Federal Government announced the distribution of 42,000 metric tonnes of grains approved by President Bola Tinubu to underprivileged Nigerians without any charges.

Simultaneously, Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun unveiled a N5 billion intervention plan to alleviate the economic challenges faced by residents, addressing issues such as education, healthcare, food distribution, and welfare for workers.

Governor Abiodun commended President Tinubu’s dedication to steering the nation through economic complexities.

 

The Federal Government, through the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, disclosed that the Department of State Services and the National Emergency Management Agency were facilitating the distribution of the approved grains.

Kyari emphasized that the 42,000MT of grains would be provided free of charge to those in need, and measures were in place to identify and reach the intended recipients nationwide.

Additionally, the government outlined plans to support farmers, increase rice production, and engage state governors in dry season farming to address the ongoing food crisis.

The intervention initiatives were initiated on February 8, 2024, following President Tinubu’s directive to release grains from national reserves.

The government aims to ensure that the grains reach those who genuinely require assistance, with 1,200 trucks distributing across all states.

Governor Abiodun’s N5 billion intervention program in Ogun State includes educational grants, health insurance, and food distribution to various beneficiaries, reflecting the government’s commitment to citizens’ welfare amid economic challenges.

 

Abiodun stressed the government’s determination to address rising food prices and shortages while settling outstanding workers’ deductions and maintaining security in the state.

 

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