Audu Ogbeh, Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, has claimed Nigeria currently produces 90 per cent of the rice consumed in the country.
Ogbeh, who was represented by Karima Babangida, the Director of Extension Services in the ministry, said this was achievable because of the massive suport the Federal government was giving local rice farmers. He said;
Nigeria does not only have the capacity to feed itself, it also becomes a major actor in agricultural exports to other African countries, Europe and American countries, including the Far East, especially China.”
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