By I. A. Dickson
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouk, has enlightened the nation on the rice distributed as palliative to states, which has been considered not fit for consumption by some states.
The minister, while addressing the issue at the Presidential Task Force Briefing On Covid-19, today, said;
“As you may recall, we mentioned here that we distributed this rice relief to the state. This rice was handed over to us by the Nigerian Custom service. And were access by Nafdac who issued a clearance before the goods were released for onward distribution to the state.
As far as I’m concerned, this rice was certified and is fit for human consumption.”
Speaking on conplain from some states that the distributed rice are not fit for consumption, the minister said that the rumors are fake.
Stressing further she explan that even across various homes, grains do change colour when stuck for long time. But that does not mean it’s not fit for human consumption, she added.
She however express gratitude toward the support from the Federal government, says it is going a long way in reducing the suffering of the benefitiaries.