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Nigeria Borrowed 5,000 Metric Tonnes Of Rice, Beans And Corn From ECOWAS- Min Fo by Zenithpeak: 3:21pm On Sep 03, 2020
Nigeria borrowed 5,000 metric tonnes of rice, beans and corn from ECOWAS- Min for Agric

So we have started borrowing food too?


We borrowed 5,000MT of grains from ECOWAS –FG
Published August 24, 2020

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja

The Federal Government on Sunday said a total of 5,000 metric tonnes of assorted grains were borrowed by Nigeria from the food stock of the Economic Community of West Africa States.

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Baba-Shehuri, disclosed this while receiving the 3,999 tonnes of cereals donated to the Federal Government by ECOWAS with its donors and financial partners.

The minister received the 3,999 tonnes of cereals on behalf of the Federal Government at the Hotoro Grain Depot, in Kano State, according to a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Baba-Shehuri explained that to address the incessant worrying food crisis in the West African sub-region, especially in the Sahel, the heads of government of ECOWAS member states decided to establish a Regional Food Security Reserve Programme.

He said this necessitated the signing of contract agreement between ECOWAS and the ministry’s Department of Food and Strategic Reserve on July 7, 2017.

The minister said, “The government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria loaned 5,000MT of assorted grains from ECOWAS stock which was agreed to be paid back on grain for grain basis

“Modalities had been put in place to replace the ECOWAS stock before the advent of COVID-19 pandemic. That notwithstanding, I can assure you that the stock will be replaced in due course.”

On the donation by ECOWAS, the minister said it would be used to support the most vulnerable populations to help mitigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

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Re: Nigeria Borrowed 5,000 Metric Tonnes Of Rice, Beans And Corn From ECOWAS- Min Fo by donbachi(m): 3:28pm On Sep 03, 2020
Make dem try borrow sense too.

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