President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered distribution of 150 trucks of rice seized by Nigeria Customs Service to the 36 states of the federation.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists at a news conference in Abuja.
The news conference was on the fiscal stimulus measures in response to COVID-19 pandemic and oil prices fiscal shock.
Ahmed said the seized trucks of rice had been handed over to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management for onward distributions to Nigerians.
She added that in addition to this, the president had also approved distribution of grains from strategic grain reserves across the country.
The minister stated that as part of the effort to support the farmers, the president also approved reduction of the price of fertilizer from N5,500 to N5,000 per bag.