Deputy Senate President Jubril Barau lauds Tinubu’s directive to release 102,000 tonnes of grains, urges governors to follow suit
In response to the surging costs of food commodities, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau I. Jibrin, has praised President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for authorizing the release of 102,000 tonnes of essential grains, including rice, maize, and millet. This decisive move aims to alleviate the burden of high food prices gripping the nation.
The Federal Government, spearheaded by the Special Presidential Committee on Emergency Food Intervention led by Chief of Staff Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, took the critical step on Thursday to release the much-needed grains to the populace.
Expressing his gratitude for President Tinubu’s directive, Senator Barau highlighted the significance of this action in mitigating the impact of soaring food costs. In a statement signed by Special Adviser to the Deputy President of the Senate on Media and Publicity Ismail Mudashir, Senator Barau called upon state and local governments to follow suit by distributing grains to the most vulnerable segments of society.
Furthermore, Senator Barau pledged his personal commitment to addressing the crisis by announcing plans to distribute rice to 200,000 households in the coming days.
“At this challenging juncture, it is imperative for all stakeholders to rally behind the federal government’s efforts to tackle the prevailing difficulties confronting our nation,” remarked Senator Barau. “The global surge in food prices necessitates proactive measures, and I urge states and local governments to extend assistance to those grappling with the repercussions of this trend.”