The Niger state government has announced its plan to slash prices of goods in the state border to ease the pain of the masses.
Governor Bello said the state government has flagged off sales of N183million worth of grains at a reduced rate. This comes ahead of the festive period to enable buying and selling despite the economic recession.
He said: “Foods and shelter are considered to be very important things in life. A lot of people have problem buying food, especially during the festive periods.
“We fell the pain of our people and that is why we made it a priority to embark on the sale of grains across the 25 Local Government Councils.
“The sale of these grains at subsidized rate is part of government’s effort to cushion people’s hardship.”
The grains is to be sold to only the less privileged and not to people that may want to buy and resell to make extra profits, Governor Bello said.