Nigeria inching closer to achieving self-sufficiency in rice – Lai Mohammed

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The Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has drastically cut rice importation and moved Nigeria very close to achieving self-sufficiency in rice, a major staple food in the country, in just two years, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai
Mohammed, has said.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,
addressing a press conference on the giant stride of the Buhari
Administration in rice production …in Abuja on Wednesday.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister – quoting figures from the Thailand Rice Exporters Association – said rice importation from Thailand, which supplies the bulk of the parboiled rice being imported into Nigeria, dropped from 644,131 Metric Tonnes to about 21,000 MT between September 2015 and September 2017.

”We are happy to tell Nigerians of a giant stride made by the Administration in the…



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