Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigeria Customs Service, (NCS) to release bags of rice seized from smugglers for nationwide distribution with immediate effects.
ROYAL NEWS gathered that the directive was part of the palliative measures by the Federal government to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, announced this during a media briefing in Abuja on Monday morning.
She said: “The President has approved grains from the Strategic Grains Reserves. The Nigeria Customs Service has in its custody a lot of rice that has been seized and there is one hundred and fifty trucks of rice that is now been handed over to the humanitarian ministry for distribution to the states across the country.”
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