Economic Hardship: Tinubu Directs Wike To Release Grains to FCT Residents Immediately

Economic Hardship: Tinubu Directs Wike To Release Grains to FCT Residents Immediately

  • President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given a fresh order regarding the welfare of Abuja residents under the leadership of Nyesom Wike
  • The president on Wednesday, March 6, directed the immediate release of grains to residents in the FCT
  • The Minister of State for the FCT, Dr Mariya Mahmoud, confirmed the development to newsmen on Wednesday, via a statement journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

On Wednesday, March 6, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu directed the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, to facilitate the immediate release and distribution of grains and palliatives to residents to cushion the effect of the economic hardship.

Bola Tinubu, Wike, FCT, Abuja
As hunger persists in the land, Tinubu has directed that grains be released to FCT residents. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook

As reported by The Punch, the Minister of State for the FCT, Dr Mariya Mahmoud, made this known on Wednesday, in an emergency meeting with stakeholders and chairmen of the six area councils of the FCT.

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According to her, Tinubu's directive came in a letter from the presidency, through the National Emergency Management Authority to the FCT minister, while also announcing the setup of a committee to carry out the directive within the next two weeks.

This came days after some FCT residents attacked a warehouse in the Gwagwa-Tasha area of Abuja, belonging to the Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat of the FCT Administration, looting food items and vandalising the building.

Mahmoud further stated that the letter was issued on February 29, 2024, meaning that they had only a week left to carry out the directive and ensure the proper distribution of the palliatives.

“Everybody knows how His Excellency, Mr President, has been going up and down to see how he will cushion the effect of the hardship in the country, especially, particularly the issue of food security. They have been having meetings through the Ministry of Agriculture and finally, we were able to get a lot that we have to distribute for our people, to tell us how Mr President has his people in his heart,” she said.

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In another development, reported earlier that President Bola Tinubu was warned against allowing protests to erupt among hungry and unorganised Nigerians.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: