FG moves to end rice smuggling

In a bid to curtail the activities of foreign rice smuggling, the Federal government says it will shut down the border it shares with a neighbouring country in a few days’ time.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said this while speaking at an event organised by the Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI).

He said the move would lead to a development of local rice production and inadvertently reduce the cost of rice in the country.

“Our other problem is smuggling. As we speak, a neighbor of ours is importing more rice than China is importing. I am telling you now because in a few days, you will hear the border has been shut, we are going to… continue reading

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