Buhari Orders All Seized Rice To Be Distributed Instantly
President Buhari has ordered the Nigeria Customs Service NCS to release bags of rice seized from smugglers for distribution to the masses.
The move is to help ease with the hardship caused by the total lockdown of major cities and businesses, necessitated by the coronavirus outbreak in the country
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The order was disclosed during a press briefing in Abuja by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed.
”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 are one hundred and fifty trucks of rice that is now being handed over to the humanitarian ministry for distribution to states across the country.”