President Buhari orders the release of bags of rice confiscated from smugglers to the Nigeria Customs Service for immediate distribution.
This Order is part of the Federal Government’s palliative steps to minimize the impact on the nation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed revealed this at Monday morning’s press conference in Abuja.
Her words were :
The President has approved grains from the Stategic 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”