FG To Stops Rice Importation In 2017

Federal Government will no longer import rice from 2017 based on a new agricultural policy .

This is even as state governors have given their commitments to ensure the policy succeeds.

Zamfara State gover­nor, Abdulazeez Yari dis­closed this to State House correspondents after a meeting on the new agri­culture policy held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday.

The meeting had in at­tendance some state gover­nors, permanent secretar­ies of relevant ministries and heads of government agencies.

Yari, who is also the chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) said the meeting discussed how governments at all levels can boost rice pro­duction.

“The meeting was on the new policy on agri­culture and food sustain­ability. “We discussed how we can boost rice produc­tion in Nigeria and start thinking about how we are going to put policy in place on how rice importa­tion will be banned in the country…”

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