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May 27, 2024

Food Crisis: NEMA Delivers 996 MT of  Assorted Grains to Vulnerable Households in Plateau

The National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) said it has delivered 996 metric tons of assorted grains to vulnerable residents of Plateau state.

NEMA revealed this via its official X Page on Monday, May 13, 2024, where it noted that the assorted food commodities delivered to the Plateau State Government, is for distribution to vulnerable individuals in the state.

This  followed a tweet NEMA made a few days ago that it had presented 1,312 metric tonnes of assorted food commodities to the Kaduna State Government for  distribution to vulnerable persons in the state.

NEMA stated: “The Director-General of NEMA, Mrs. Zubaida Umar Represented by Zonal Director NEMA North Central Bashir Idris Garga, during the presentation of the food items to Governor Caleb Mutfwang stated  that this initiative is part of the Federal Government’s efforts to alleviate the impact of high food prices in the country.

“The gesture is in fulfilling President Bola Tinubu’s promise to mitigate the effects of the economic downturn.

“The 996 metric tons of  food items  include maize (7;840 50 kg bags) 374 MT, millet(3230 50kg bags)161MT,sorghum,(8;840 50kg bags)442 MT  were released from the National Strategic Reserve.

“Plateau State has been allocated specific quantities of each commodity, which will be distributed to deserving beneficiaries through local government committees. Religious organizations and boarding schools will also receive a portion of the items.”

NEMA also quoted Plateau Governor Caleb Mutfwang,  expressing “gratitude for the support and assured equitable distribution to vulnerable citizens.”

The governor said: “We are living in difficult times and moments when mistakes of the past have led us to the current problems we are confronting.

“The problems required painful policies to be put in place, which made life painful at the moment.

“Mr President has deemed fit to procure and release these items to every state of the federation so that we can address the immediate stomach challenges while we are waiting for bumper harvest this year.

“It is my prayer that next year we will not need to supply palliatives but will be able to farm sufficiently to be able to provide food security to our people and be able to drive hunger from every home in Nigeria.”

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