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ZAMFARA: Govt receives over 42,000MT of assorted grains

THE Federal government has given over 42, 000 metric tonnes of different food products to the Zamfara State government for distribution to religious organisations and boarding schools in order to alleviate the effects of hardship on the population.

The development is part of the federal government’s broader goal to address food hunger and economic suffering throughout Nigeria, particularly in states impacted by violence and other socioeconomic difficulties.

The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), represented by the Zonal Director, Audu Ishaya, handed over the food supplies to Zamfara State Governor Dauda Lawal in Gusau, the state capital, where he urged the state government to take aggressive measures against floods.

Again, a total of 6,160 bags of 50kg maize, 12,040 bags of 50kg sorghum, and 2,520 bags of 50kg millet were handed over to the Zamfara State Government for distribution to the state’s underprivileged across fourteen local government areas.

Dr. Ishaya Chinoko, a representative of NEMA, stated that the president has directed that 20% of the food items due for each local government be given to Ja’amatu Nasril Islam (JNI) and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), with the remaining 3% going to boarding schools in the 14 local government areas.

Ishaya revealed that this year’s rainfall prediction informed that in April, May, and June, 25 states and 72 Local Government Areas are in flood high-risk areas, and that the vulnerability is likely to persist into the subsequent months of July to September, with thirty-three states and 135 LGAs identified as high-risk.

Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State lauded the Federal Government’s gesture to the state’s people, noting that the distribution comes at a critical time when the people are facing significant challenges as a result of bandit activities and the impact of recently implemented policies aimed at strengthening the nation’s economy.

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