The Federal Government has approved a total of 7,000 metric tonnes of grains for distribution to the poor and vulnerable amidst the lockdown directive by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, announced this at a national briefing held on Wednesday, in Abuja.
The first tranche will go to the frontline states of the lockdown which includes Lagos, Ogun and Abuja.
He added that President Buhari has also approved limited exemptions for companies in the upstream sector to ensure steady gas supply for electricity.
The SGF while giving an update on developments and actions taken by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said bottlenecks will be eliminated following the development of an implementation guide which will subsequently be circulated widely.