The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, said accepting grains from Ukraine does not make Nigeria a failed country.

Mohammed Idris stated this at the Leadership Annual Conference and Award 2023 on Tuesday in Abuja. Last week, Ukraine donated 25,000 tonnes of wheat as emergency food assistance to 1.3 million vulnerable, crisis-affected people in northeast Nigeria amidst rising inflation and food price spikes.

Many including, the Labour Party presidential candidate in the last year’s general elections, Peter Obi, described the gesture from a war-ravaged country as a “national disgrace” for Nigeria. Reacting, the minister said it was a normal thing for countries to depend on one another for support.

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