Nigeria: Tinubu Administration to Launch 42,000 Metric Tonnes of ‘Assorted Meals Commodities’ – Aide

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.The Tinubu administration by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Meals Safety is within the closing phases of releasing 42,000 metric tonnes of varied meals commodities to assist the susceptible inhabitants throughout the nation.

The grains in seven places of strategic reserve, at the moment are being bagged for onward supply to the Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (NEMA). The necessity to bag the grains, triggered the delay as the luggage had been freshly ordered by authorities.

Nigerians won’t have to pay for the grain luggage, as they’re free.

This will likely be complemented by the 60,000 metric tonnes of milled rice to be bought by the federal authorities from the Mega Rice Millers.

Already, with the announcement of the upcoming releases of meals commodities from the Strategic Reserve, there’s a noticeable discount in commodity costs throughout main grains markets within the nation, Minister of Agriculture, Abubakar Kyari, stated

The federal authorities can also be ramping up meals manufacturing by boosting Dry Season Farming beneath the Nationwide Agricultural Development Scheme Agro-Pocket (NAGS-AP) Undertaking .

The primary section of the Dry Season Farming was launched in November, 2023.

It focuses on the cultivation of wheat throughout 15 wheat-producing states, masking 118,657 hectares and involving 107,429 farmers.

“The fields are inexperienced now and harvest will start in a matter of weeks”, Mr Kyari stated.

“There are incredible stories of development of wheat from Jigawa State, which is now focusing on harvest from about 50,000 hectares, 10,000 hectares greater than initially allotted beneath the programme.