The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed 19,713 metric tonnes of grains to Lagos, Kano, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, as part of measures to cushion the effect of the pandemic in the states.
He noted that the grains consist of maize, millet and sorghum.
“But with the expansion and spread of the pandemic, there was need for us to extend to 24 states.
“So in the first batch, we delivered to Ogun, Lagos, Kano and the Federal Capital Territory.
“So out of the 70 metric tonnes of grains which was approved for distribution by President Buhari, 19,713 metric tonnes went to the first four states earlier mentioned.
“The remaining 50,286 metric tonnes will be distributed to the remaining 20 states,” he said.(NAN)