The Federal Govenment led by Muhammadu Buhari has ordered immediate distribution of 150 trucks of rice seized by Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to Nigerians.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed made this known to newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
According to NAN, 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.
“We don’t want to rush and announce measures that will end up benefitting only a few of the segments. Our interest is to make sure that as much as possible a lot of Nigerians are productive and have liquidity in their hands.
“This will help to increase the consumption thereby assist to improve the economy.
“This is not something we will announce in a hurry without consulting with the central ministry and also without consulting with the key participants in the sector” she added.