The Federal Government has delivered 110 trucks of grains to Kano State to cushion the effect of the lockdown caused by coronavirus in the state.
The government, through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, dispatched the 100 trucks of the palliative to the Kano State Government for distribution to the needy and vulnerable.
“The grains in 100 trailers now on their way to Kano, comprise, millet, sorghum and maize, which were released from silos holding the country’s strategic food reserve located across the country.
Farouq said “One of the humanitarian interventions provided by the Federal Government is the delivery of food items as palliatives to the poor and vulnerable in all states affected by the pandemic to ease the lockdown situation.”
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Engr Mustapha Maihaja, General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), assured the Minster that the Agency will work closely with State Governments to ensure the effective monitoring and accountability in distributing the palliatives, and thanked the Minister for the visit and her support to NEMA in discharging its duties for the benefit of Nigerians.”