The National Food Security on Tuesday held a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Ibrahim Gambari.
The meeting had in attendance six governors drawn from the six geopolitical zones.
During the last meeting which was held on September 10, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari instructed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ensure it doesn’t issue a kobo of the country’s reserves for the importation of food items and fertilizer.
Following the President’s directive, Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is requesting federal aid to ameliorate the sufferings of the people of the state who are victims of this year’s flood disaster.
Governor Abdulrazaq told journalists that the recent floods in the state have caused financial losses to the tune of 5 to 10 billion naira, 15,000 people displaced and thousands of hectares of land displaced.
He, therefore, added that the President has promised to help the state and NEMA has assured that the cycle for assistance will be shorter than the regular six months.