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Rising food cost: Barau urges govs to release grains, to distribute rice to 200,000 households

The Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin, has urged state governors to release grains to the people to cushion the effects of the rising cost of…

The Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin, has urged state governors to release grains to the people to cushion the effects of the rising cost of foodstuffs.

Barau hailed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for ordering the release of 102,000 tons of rice, maize, millet and others to address the high cost of commodities.

The federal government had through the Special Presidential Committee on Emergency Food Intervention, headed by the Chief of Staff, Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday, ordered the release of 102,000 tons of grains to Nigerians. 

The Deputy Senate President, in a statement by his media aide, Ismail Mudashir, said the move would go a long way in cushioning the effects of the rising cost of commodities in the country. 

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He urged states and local governments to emulate the federal government by releasing grains to the needy in the country. 

Barau said in the coming days, he would distribute rice to 200,000 households as part of his contribution to address the challenge.

“At this trying period, we should all support the federal government to address the challenges our country is facing. As we all know the rising cost of food is a global phenomenon and our country is not unaffected by it. 

“I, therefore, implore states and local governments to distribute food items to those in need across the country to cushion the effects of the rise in the cost of food items,” he urged.

 

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