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PADDY RICE: Production Increases From 5M Tonnes To 17M Tonnes In 2 Years

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, said that the production of rice paddy had increased from five million tonnes to 17 million tonnes in the last two and half years.

The Minister made this known when the Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state visited him in Abuja. He noted that the country would stop rice importation in the next six months to satisfy local demands.

Ogbeh expressed optimism that with the structures in place and the growth in local rice production, Nigeria would soon commence exportation of parboiled rice to Liberia, Ghana and Sierra Leone.

 

 

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