President Tinubu Orders Immediate Distribution Of Grains To FCT Residents

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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President Bola Tinubu has directed the distribution of grains to residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to help reduce the increasing suffering.

This is coming days after an Agriculture Store was invaded and looted in the Gwagwa/Karmo area of Abuja,

The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, revealed the formation of a Committee during a meeting with Area Council chairmen and other stakeholders.

The committee has less than two weeks to carry out the president’s directive.

Dr. Mahmoud expressed disappointment with the council chairmen for not taking the invitation to the meeting seriously and cautioned them against any actions that could undermine the president’s goodwill towards the residents of the territory.

She said: “Yesterday, we received this letter from the Presidency through the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA and we all know that some few days ago we were at Gwagwa where our warehouses were attacked by some youths in that area and then all we have there have been packed including the roofing, the gates and everything, and machineries that we used to make some of the food that we were keeping there.

“So, along that way, God Almighty has given us solution. Everybody knows how Mr President, Bola Tinubu has been going up and down to see how he will cushion the hardship in the country, especially the issue of food security, we have been having meetings with the Ministry of Agriculture to get a lot that we have to distribute to people, to tell us how Mr President has us in his heart.

“So, the Honourable Minister of FCT, Barrister Nyesom Wike, was addressed through this letter to call an important meeting with important stakeholders that were highlighted. They are here to see that we arrange some committees for transparency in distribution of these palliatives that we are about to get, and then the preparation that we need to have before these items are given to FCT for distribution.

“This is the reason that we called for this meeting. When we received the letter it was saying that it has to be handled in two weeks, so the two weeks from the day we received the letter, and we received this letter on the 29th of February, we have already taken one out of it, before the two weeks, FCT will be able to submit all that is required from us.”

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Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.