The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq on Friday handed over 6000 50kilogram bags of rice and two trucks of vegetable oil to the Lagos State Government.
This according to the Ministry is a follow up to the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to give palliatives to the states on lockdown.
Lagos which has been on lockdown for almost two weeks now, remains the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria as the number of cases keep rising steadily, government is doing all to cushion the effect of lockdown in the state to curtail its’ spread.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq who handed over the food items to the Commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal, said ,
“We are here on behalf of Federal Government to recieve these items from the Customs Service, and with the follow up directive by His Excellency Mr. President hand over these materials for onward transmission to the state affected by Covid 19 and other states of the federation. We are handing over part of the items to Lagos state, we are include over 6,000 bags of rice of 50kg and two trucks of vegetable oil for dirtsibution to the poor and the vulnerable in the society.”
The handing over took place at the Nigeria Customs service office in Ikeja. Receiving the items, Gbolahan Lawal said the items will further help the poor and the vulnerable in the state
Earlier , the team visited Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at Marina who thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his kind gesture towards Lagosians.