President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigeria Customs Service NCS to release for immediate distribution, bags of rice seized from smugglers.
This new directive issued from the President is part of the palliative measures by the Federal government to reduce the harsh effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Minister of Finance, identified as Zainab Ahmed, announced this during a media briefing in Abuja on Monday morning.
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” she announced.