Hardship: NEMA hands over food items to Zamfara government 

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Monday handed over the federal government approved assorted food items to Zamfara state government for distribution to vulnerable households, groups and associations in order to cushion the current socio-economic hardship in the state.

Handing over the food commodities at Zamfara state Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs in Gusau, the  director general, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Zubaida Umar ,stated that the federal government under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has  approved the release of 42,000MT of assorted food commodities for distribution to Nigerians.

She added that Zamfara state has been allocated 308 MT of maize (6,160 hägs of 50kg), 602 MT of sorghum (12,040 bags or 50kg) and 126 MT of millet (2,520 bag of 50kg).

“The above food items will be shared equally to all the LGAs in the state.”

She added  that a strategic reserve under the custody of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (FMoA&FS), the assorted food commodities include maize, millet, sorghum, and garri,” she added.

She further hinted that based on the directives of Mr President, 20% of the food items due for each LGA should be given to religious organiasations (JNI & CAN) and 3% to be given to boarding schools in the LGAS.

In his speech, Zamfara state governor, Dauda Lawal, commended the federal government for the gesture and promised to distribute the commodities given to the state judiciously.

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