Governor Amosun launches Ogun Ofada rice


Mitro Ofada rice

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Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State on Thursday launched the Ogun Ofada rice christened Mission To Rebuild Ogun State (MITROS) Ofada rice.

Ofada rice is a local variety of uniquely processed brown rice that is produced in a town in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Ofada rice is a member of the Oryza Glaberrima species of rice, also known as African Rice. Ofada comes in two types, the white and brown, based on the unmilled seed colour.

In his remarks at the launching held at the Ministry of Agriculture, Asero, Governor Amosun disclosed that the rice was planted, produced and packaged in Ogun State.

Amosun also made it know that 110,000 50kg bags of the ofada rice was launched with smaller sizes like 25kg, 10kg, 5kg and the smallest pack of about N200.

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