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N1.3 TRILLION SPENT TO IMPORT RICE, WHEAT, OTHERS IN 12 MONTHS- CBN

December 10, 2019

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Not less than N1.3 trillion was spent by the Federal Government on the importation of rice, fish, sugar, and wheat in the last 12 months, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said on Tuesday. The bank’s Deputy Governor, Corporate Services, Edward Lametek, spoke at a seminar organized for Finance reporters in Owerri, Imo State.

Speaking on the theme: “Galvanizing development finance and monetary policy for growth”, the bank chief restated the bank’s commitment to local production of the commodities, saying that they put a lot of pressure on the country’s import bill. He said economic diversification remained a sustainable way to grow the economy.

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