Yobe state Governor, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Gaidam has directed the 17 local government councils in the state to procure a total of 42, 500 bags of grains for immediate sale to people across the state at subsidized rate.
According to a press statement, signed by Special Adviser on Press Affairs and Information to the governor, Abdullahi Bego , “Each of the 17 local government councils will procure 2,500 bags of grains at the cost of N10, 000 each and sale to members of the general public at N3, 000 per bag. Each bag will weigh 100kg.
The total amount to be spent by the councils in the procurement is N425 million at N25 million per local government.
“Governor Gaidam gave the directive, as part of efforts to provide relief to the people as they return to the farms for the new farming season and as they observe fasting in the month of Ramadan.
Sale of the grains, at the discount rate of N3, 000 per bag, will commence throughout the state within the next ten days, he stated.