The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, says the Ministry will this week commence the distribution of 42,000 metric tons of grains across the 36 states of the federation, as approved by President Bola Tinubu.


Kyari via social media, said the Ministry is working with the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and the Department of State Service, DSS, to ensure the grains get to the right people in the right packages and quantities.


According to the minister, 58,500 metric tons of milled rice from mega rice millers will also be released into the market for stabilization, across the 36 states of the federation as one of the programs to be rolled-out this week.


The minister who condemned the recent looting of some warehouses in the country, charged youths to shun violence, stating that resorting to crime will only aggravate the already volatile situation.

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