To track the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), AgroNigeria started the #TrackYourMinister Weekly Brief. Here is our coverage of the ministry this week.
Looted Wheat, Maize Seeds Not Fit for Consumption – FG Warns
The Federal Government has warned that the wheat seeds carted away by hoodlums from the National Agricultural Seed Council’s warehouse in Bukuru, Jos were poisonous and not fit for human consumption.
A statement by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), cautioned that the seeds had been treated with agrochemicals, in preparation for the next planting season.
Miscreants in the last few days had stormed the warehouse, carting away the food items believed to be hoarded COVID-19 palliatives.
FMARD, however, urged the public to avoid consumption of the seeds, but report any of such to the nearest security agency.
Read the full story here: https://agronigeria.ng/2020/10/26/looted-wheat-maize-seeds-not-fit-for-consumption-govt-warns/