FG Decries High Importation of Rice

Federal Government on Monday decried the high rate of rice importation in the country. This alarm was raised by the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Adewumi Adeshina, in Abeokuta, ogun State during the Ogun Investor Forum. The Minister noted that Nigeria is the largest importer of rice in the world, spending about N1 billion everyday to import rice whereas Sokoto, Niger and Osun can grow rice. He stressed that this is not sustainable and he intends to reverse the ugly trend making the country the best exporter of food.

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