It was a surprising news yesterday, when the Minister of Finance, Zainab Shansuma reportedly announced that President Buhari ordered the release and subsequent distribution of 150 trucks of rice that were ceased by custom across the 36 States of the federarion.
While this may sound like good news to some, I will humbly indulge Nigerians not to be overwhelmed by this sentiment.
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Recall that the federal government had raised an alarm over the poisonous chemicals that were used as preservatives which was able to sustain and prevent them from getting spoilt for more than 5 years.
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These were the set of rice alledged to have been seized by customs and these are the same ones that President Buhari is approving for distribution.
A comment by a particular twitter follower is worth sharing;
The same bags of rice that were branded as unsafe for human consumption is what our president is sending to us as palliative measures.
This is worst than coronavirus itself and we should never joke when it comes to issues surrounding our health because health is wealth.
I see the idea of assisting Nigerians during the lockdown period as a mild subterfuge that may pave way for more looting, more damage and more deaths.
Why is President Buhari trying to distribute contraband rice to Nigerians? If God is not on our side, most of us may not be alive to answer this question in a few weeks.
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