Despite benefiting from FG subsidized rice, NUJ Lagos Council, calls on govt to reachout for more Nigerians  






There seems to be little bright light at the end of the tunnel to end hardship and hunger as leadership of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos Council begins giving out bag of rice to each member.

As a result, the three hundred (300) Journalists in Lagos State purchased the Federal Government subsidised rice being coordinated by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) will be given to members who paid for the subsidized rice.

Despite getting a bag of rice for 300 members at subsidized rate, NUJ Lagos Council, not yet pleased until every Nigerian partake in the food distribution, called on FG to fast track reachout to more Nigerians, especially the vulnerable and less privilege ones.

The Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Lagos Council, Mr Adeleye Ajayi, however commended the initiative.

“This is a step in the right direction by the Nigerian government but there’s need to move fast so that Nigerians can enjoy the dividends of Democracy.

“Food is one of the basics of life, and as such, the citizenry must equally have access to food at affordable prices.

” If other countries are doing it right, then Nigeria can also get it right” Ajayi said.

According to him, we are all aware of the hardship presently steering at us in the face as a nation, but we are hopeful that Nigeria’s economy will bounce back soon.

Ajayi equally lauded efforts of the hierarchy of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) ably led by the Comptroller-General, Mr Wale Adeniyi, for extending such opportunity to Lagos journalists.

“I salute the Comptroller General of Customs, Mr Wale Adenyi, a brother and a friend for making Journalists beneficiaries of this laudable project.

“Lagos Journalists will continue to uphold the pen profession in high esteem and we shall continue to effectively partner with the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).”

It is on record that following the Presidential directive on the need to reduce high cost of foods, many homes have benefitted from the Nigeria Customs Service rice sale until the exercise was recently suspended to re-strategise and find better modus operandi for a seamless process.

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