Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, announced the fiscal stimulus measures to be carried out by the federal government in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
To solve the imminent risk posed to food security, she said the president has “approved grains from strategic grain reserves. The Nigerian Customs had in its custody a lot of rice that have been seized. There are 150 trucks of rice that are now handed over to the humanitarian ministry for distribution to the states across the federation”.
It is not clear what the current condition of the seized bags of rice are but at some point in the past, the comptroller-general of the Nigerian customs service had said the rice seized were discovered to be poisonous to consumers’ health. If that’s the case, why’re they trying to poison Nigerians?