In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 24th, August, 2020

We Borrowed 5,000 Metric Tonnes Of Grains From ECOWAS

We Borrowed 5,000 Metric Tonnes Of Grains From ECOWAS


Mustapha Baba-Shehuri

The Federal Authorities of Nigeria has revealed that it borrowed 5,000 metric tonnes of grains from the Financial Neighborhood of West Africa States (ECOWAS).

Nigeria is without doubt one of the high international locations among the many 15 member states of the ECOWAS.

The Federal Authorities on Sunday stated a complete of 5,000 metric tonnes of various grains have been borrowed by Nigeria from the meals inventory of the Financial Neighborhood of West Africa States.

Based on the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Growth, Mustapha Baba-Shehuri, the FG borrowed 5,000 metric tonnes of various grains from ECOWAS.

Punch reviews that the Minister made this recognized whereas receiving the three,999 tonnes of cereals donated to the Federal Authorities by ECOWAS with its donors and monetary companions.

Baba-Shehuri defined that to handle the incessant worrying meals disaster within the West African sub-region, particularly within the Sahel, the heads of presidency of ECOWAS member states determined to ascertain a Regional Meals Safety Reserve Programme. The minister stated;

“The federal government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria loaned 5,000MT of various grains from ECOWAS inventory which was agreed to be paid again on grain for grain foundation

“Modalities had been put in place to switch the ECOWAS inventory earlier than the appearance of COVID-19 pandemic. That however, I can guarantee you that the inventory shall be changed sooner or later.”

On the donation by ECOWAS, the minister stated it might be used to assist essentially the most susceptible populations to assist mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

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