The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration under the banner of the All Progressives Congress has achieved a milestone in the local production of rice.
According to a social media user who shared the photos, ‘Made in Nigeria’ rice has hit the Nigerian market and it is expectedly selling at lower prices compared to the imported ones.
The social media went ahead to provide price tags for the most popular staple food in the country produced in Kebbi, and Niger States. According to the poster;
“Made in Nigeria rice from Niger State at N7,000 only. And by the time the Enugu and Kebbi Rice hit the market next month, expect a price crash”.
“Labana Rice from Kebbi state also in the market 50kg bag sells for N13, 000 This one is proudlyNigerian”.
“This is a welcome development. Let us be self-reliant as a country,” he concluded.
According to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s statistics, Nigeria expends as much as N1billion in a year in the importation of rice and N365 billion in year.