President Tinubu has directed the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to immediately release about 42,000 metric tons of maize, millet, and other commodities in strategic reserves.
Addressing State House Correspondent after a meeting of the Presidential Committee on Emergency Food Intervention in Abuja, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris said that as part of measures to curb the rising food costs in Nigeria, the government also got the commitment of the Rice Millers Association of Nigeria to release about 60,000 metric tons of rice to the markets.
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Our Correspondent reports that the Minister further stated that the federal government is set to clampdown on Marketers or sellers of food items being hoarded in various stores, in addition to assessing the option of importing grains “if it becomes absolutely necessary, as an interim measure.”
He added that the Ministry of Agriculture and food security in conjunction with farmers will invest massively in Agriculture to ensure food sufficiency for the country.
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