Nigeria borrowed food from ECOWAS

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Nigeria borrowed food from ECOWAS

Nigerian borrowed food from ECOWAS - Ministry of Agric

Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Baba-Shehuri has disclosed on Monday that it borrowed over 5,000 metric tonnes of grain from ECOWAS to feed citizens.

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The Nigerian Government, in addition to borrowed 5,000 metric tonnes of grains borrowed, received 3,999 tonnes of cereals donation from ECOWAS on Monday.

Shehuri, while receiving the donation said β€œThe 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.

β€œModalities 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.”

He said to tackle the food crisis in the West African Sub-region, the Heads of Government of ECOWAS member states decided to establish a Regional Food Security Reserve (RFSR) Programme.

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