The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry, following a meeting between Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Mykola Solskyi, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama and Nigeria’s Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
According to Solskyi, despite the war, Ukraine continues to supply food to the countries in need. For this purpose, as part of the Grain from Ukraine initiative, a total of 25,000 tonnes of grain will be delivered to Nigeria. Food shipments are expected to start in the coming months.
A reminder that the Grain from Ukraine humanitarian food program was initiated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. As part of this program, partner states purchase Ukrainian-produced grain and send it to the countries facing a humanitarian crisis. The program is implemented in partnership with the UN World Food Programme.