Coronavirus Pandemic: Lagos Receives 6,000 Bags Of Rice, Two Truckloads Of Vegetable Oil From FG

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Lagos Receives 6,000 Bags Of Rice, Two Truckloads Of Vegetable Oil From FG




The Federal Government on Friday released over 6,000 bags of rice and two truckloads of vegetable oil to the Lagos State government for distribution to the poor and the vulnerable in the state to suppress the effect of coronavirus pandemic.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, who visited the state, handed over the consignments to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The minister, while speaking at the Nigerian Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Ikeja, said it's the directive from President Muhammadu Buhari to receive the items from the service for distribution to the states affected by Covid 19 and other states of the federation.

She said,
”We are here on behalf of Federal Government to receive these items from the Customs Service, and this is a follow-up to the directive by the president that the Comptroller General of Customs should hand over these materials for onward delivery to the states affected by Covid 19 and other states of the federation.

“We are handing over part of the items to Lagos State, we are handing over 6,000 bags of rice of 50kg and two trucks of vegetable oil to the state govt for distribution to the poor and the vulnerable in the society."

Governor Sanwo-Olu, however, on behalf of the people and government of Lagos State, expressed gratitude to President Buhari for “continuing to be the father of the nation and for leading the nation at this time.”

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