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NEMA Flag-off Presentation Of Palliatives To Vulnerable Persons

The Federal Government has flagged off the presentation of assorted food items to the State Government for distribution as palliatives to vulnerable persons as directed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to cushion the impacts of the global economic situation being experienced in the country.

Recall that the President had approved the release of 42,000MT assorted grains from the National Strategic Reserve to be distributed to vulnerable persons across the states in all the Local Government Areas.

Following the directive, concerted efforts were made by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, the Office of the National Security Adviser and the National Emergency Management Agency in the planning and haulage of the food items.

The Director General NEMA Mrs Zubaida Umar, on behalf of the Federal Government, flagged off the presentation to the Governor of Sokoto State Dr Ahmad Aliyu in the presence of the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Sen Abubakar Kyari, Minister of Information and National Orientation Alhaji Idris Mohammed Malagi and the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Security Sen Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi.

In his remarks, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Sen Kyari commended NEMA and security agencies for being diligent and working together in the safe delivery of the items.

Sen Kyari also flagged off the distribution of the items

The Minister of Information and National Orientation Alhaji Malagi, in his remarks, said the food items were evidence of the promise made by President Tinubu and the Federal Government to improve the lives and welfare of Nigerians.

Receiving the items, Governor Aliyu appreciated President Tinubu and the Federal Government for the palliative. He confirmed the quantity of the items received from NEMA and assured adherence to the given template for the distribution.

The Director General NEMA Mrs Umar explained that the items delivered to Sokoto State were: a. 506 MT of maize (10,120 50kg bags); b. 598MT of sorghum (11,960 50kg bags) and c. 216.5MT of millet (4,324 50kg bags). She provided the list of stakeholders at the Local Government Areas that are expected to be part of the food distribution as well as the percentage of items set aside for various vulnerable groups of persons.

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