THE Federal Government has begun the distribution of 3,659.7 metric tonnes of grains to 80,405 households in Sokoto State, as part of measures to cushion the effects of COVID-19 lockdown.
Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) AVM Muhammadu Muhammed stated this at the presentation of the food items to the state government yesterday in Sokoto.
Muhammed, represented by Dr. Onimode Bandele, Director Relief of the Agency, said the Federal Government had provided assorted grains for distribution to vulnerable households in the state, to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 lockdown aimed at stemming further spread of the pandemic.
He said: “We are presenting assorted grains from the National Food Reserve, approved by the President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The items are to serve as palliative for distribution to vulnerable persons affected by the recent restriction of movement to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.”