- As promised, the federal government, through its Presidential Emergency Food intervention, commenced the distribution of foodstuff in parts of Borno
- The foodstuff, it is believed, would help alleviate poverty and hunger in the affected villages
The government of Muhammadu Buhari has commenced the distribution of foodstuff to villages in Ran Kala Balge local government area of Borno state.
NAIJ.com learnt that this door-to-door distribution of foodstuff is being handled by the government through the Presidential Emergency Food intervention.
Borno is one of the northeastern states heavily hit by Boko Haram insurgents responsible for the death of thousands of citizens.
Photographs by Inside Arewa News show the distribution of the foodstuff being carried out in the local government.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh says the federal government is targeting the production of seven million tonnes of rice by 2018.
Briefing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, Ogbeh said that the target, which would be achieved by the second quarter of 2018, was to meet the national consumption rate.
“I think we have attained the level of being one of the largest producers of rice, even though many people are still in doubt about that.
“So, for those who say it is not true, I think they need to take another look," he said.
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“I have been in Vietnam, the same kind of rice plantation you see there is what you see in Nigeria.
“The only thing we need to add is the milling capacity, which we are increasing,’’ he added.
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