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Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by princetom1(m): 3:08pm On Aug 18, 2016
9jatatafo:
Most rice in circulation are all local brands but those greedy traders and dealers are still selling bag for N18K and above. This country is a shame.

Thank u ooo, for having sense. Everyone celebrating. What are they celebrating. Nonsense, what's the essence of producing rice and still buying it at high price? We Nigerians are our own problem.

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Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by princetom1(m): 3:09pm On Aug 18, 2016
9jatatafo:
Most rice in circulation are all local brands but those greedy traders and dealers are still selling bag for N18K and above. This country is a shame.

Thank u ooo, for having sense. Everyone celebrating. What are they celebrating. Nonsense, what's the essence of producing rice and still buying it at high price? Are they using dollar to produce it? Nonsense. We Nigerians are our own problem.
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by LordAdam: 3:11pm On Aug 18, 2016
tundexijim:


Why do u make it look like Buhari isn't doing anything and quick to condemn his action even when it's good. Should Buhari destroy the existing mill and build new ones jst because he want to prove a point. If gej made enough effort like u claim, why was there scarcity of food when importation of rice was ban?

Let him build more. We don't have enough, and he has spent more than 15 months doing nothing. If they had followed the pace of the previous government, I expect us to have near 45 rice mills in this country. Rather he used 6 months to choice a senile tramp called Ogbeh.

What do you mean by scarcity of food? Did you or did you not eat affordable rice during the period of rice ban? Lie and this conversation will stop before you say Jack.

Your messiah removed the ban, then placed rice on the List Of 41 Imported Items Ban From Accessing Forex At Official Rate. That is one of the reasons naira keeps crashing in the black market. If not why do you think imported bag of rice sells for around 20k. The government is even doing nothing to wade in so that locally imported rice that should retail at no more than 13 -15k is now sold for 18k to 21k, same as imported rice.

Buhari is a monumental failure. Happy rice farmers who had good fortunes in a country where 80% of the population have very different tales does not change that. Rice farmers have been making consistent profits since 2013, Buhari should do more than provide money for fertilizer subsidy. It is a shame the budget of change has does not include anything to improve on rice infrastructure in the country, despite the 2 trillion naira increase.

-Lord

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Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by 989900: 3:13pm On Aug 18, 2016
LordAdam:


Exactly. It is good news that even if the FG and the Ministry of Agriculture has fallen short, the CBN is still stepping up to the plate.

Although, I think it would be best if the farmers honored their agreements with the FG. The governments made commitments in local rice production, there are other concessionary investments in rice mills around the country.

This is where much of the current government's interest should go to. We have to do all in our power to reduce our import bill. In so doing, we create room for more local businesses that send more money to the government's coffers through tax.

I expect the government to look at the perennial problem of our beans not meeting International standards for export. The EU has repeatedly shut their doors to importing our beans, often sending many containers back. The FOREX gained may not be as much as oil, but it is substantial, and we should be working towards it.

Much of our import bill goes to food, if we can reduce that, we would be right on track to a Nigeria not at the caprices and whims of volatile oil prices.

The Nigerian economy is already diversified, (in fact we have the most diversified economy amongst OPEC members. As at 2015, the oil and gas industry only contributed 9% to our GDP) thanks to the sordid economic planning of the previous democratic administrations.

What we need now is to increase the ratio of private to public workers by creating an enabling business environment; and then naturally, non-oil revenues to the government would grow.

-Lord

On the money, I almost felt I wrote that . . .. smiley

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Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by Pavore9: 3:22pm On Aug 18, 2016
princetom1:


Try read well, but again, even if the whole north land is used to produce rice, Nigeria will still have same problem. There must be law that prohibit selling to anyone else apart from the authorized dealer's, who will mill it and in turn sell it to Nigerians only. At this rate, even if they produce 1 billion tones of paddy, customers from other country will populate the market and make it unattainable to Nigerians as usual. Whtas the use of producing rice in Nigeria and it still is expensive like it is now. Nonsense, everyone wants to rip us off. Rubbish

With our porous borders, outsiders will always come in to buy rice. Massive output across all rice producing areas in Nigeria will be the way to go as this is big business. I remember when l was into rice farming in Anambra State, traders came from Kogi to buy milled rice from the rural markets despite the fact that what was being produced is not even taking care of the local populace.........it is business.
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by 9jatatafo(m): 3:22pm On Aug 18, 2016
princetom1:


Thank u ooo, for having sense. Everyone celebrating. What are they celebrating. Nonsense, what's the essence of producing rice and still buying it at high price? We Nigerians are our own problem.

The most annoying thing is that, local brands ordinarily should be half the price it is being sold for because when dollars was N197, an imported bag of rice was 8K and local rice was 4k for a bag. now that foreign bag of rice is N18k, it is reasonable to sell it for N9k or N10k. We are being cheated in this country by our own. Thanks for the compliment and I thank you so much for using your God given brain
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by A7(m): 3:24pm On Aug 18, 2016
LordAdam:

Don't be ignorant.

The man is right. Do your research.

So you think it is ordinary N15b that transformed the rice industry in Nigeria?

Read: FG establish 10 integrated rice mills and 6 Cassava processing plants in 2014
http://nannewsnigeria.com/fg-establish-10-integrated-rice-mills-6-cassava-processing-plants

We expect 7 rice mills to be set up in Kebbi
http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/agriculture/33479-we-expect-7-rice-mills-to-be-set-up-in-kebbi

As at 2013, we already had 15 high-powered mills operating in the country between 2010 and 2013, 13 set up within 1 year
https://www.nairaland.com/1558518/videos-15-new-rice-mills

My question is how many mills has Buhari set up. The only people looking to set up a new mill is recent times is the Lagos state government investing in Kebbi state.

The rice farmers are even lucky that they had an exclusive agreement with the FG under GEJ, with the PMB government just following suit. The other farmers are having a tough time as fertilizers are hard to source these days, thanks to government's incompetency. If the fund hadn't been managed by the CBN, the outcome would have been very different.

You are arguing with stagger who has extensive knowledge of the agricultural terrain in Nigeria, when you can't even boast of one plot of farmland.

Do you think you can just sit in your house, wave a magic wand and then rice production would increase? Use your brain.

-Lord


You will do well if you take the advice you gave to the gentlemen you quoted to not be ignorant. If you truly educate yourself by reading the links you quoted, you wouldn't have supported the dude earlier attributing all credit to Jonathan.

Firstly, labana rice is not from govt owned mill, it also predates Jonathans paper promise of setting up new mills by two years. It is pertinent to note up till jonathans exit, not a single fg rice mill is commissioned.

The labana rice that is processing 300 tonnes daily as at today, is almost moribund 1 year ago. Kebbi state that produced 1.2 million tonnes this year alone in one harvest only use to produce 700, 000 tonnes or less in 3 harvests before.

The initiative that brought about this development, the Anchor borrowers programme was launched on nov 2015. That's Six months after Buhari became president.

So if there's anyone not being true to facts, it will be you.

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Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by muller101(m): 3:30pm On Aug 18, 2016
Pavore9:
Yet to acknowledge any state that rivals Kebbi State in rice production, kudos to the farmers!

Thinking of what is being done with the tonnes of the rice husks being generated.
don't think much. They need steam engines. To power their mills from thermal energy generated when the husks are dumped into the boiler. That way they won't buy diesel to power their mills.
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by missuzoma: 3:30pm On Aug 18, 2016
Laird:
Good for one naijaria but why was Ebonyi state a rice belt too.....not given Economic stimulus of 15 billion too and equipments and input too

So what is good for one northern state is not good for others,,,,

So it is clear........BIGOT DEVELOPMENT

Ebonyi rice loan has been collected and shared without about 90 percent of it used for agriculture. only very little rice is being grown there this year. I wish someone could look into the matter
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by Pavore9: 3:34pm On Aug 18, 2016
muller101:
don't think much. They need steam engines. To power their mills from thermal energy generated when the husks are dumped into the boiler. That way they won't buy diesel to power their mills.

Thinking if these you mentioned is being done because l have seem the husks being burnt as a waste by small rice mills while some heaped into flowing rivers.
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by dotman4real007(m): 3:37pm On Aug 18, 2016
NameChecker:
Every states have been producing Rice lately,
I am yet to see these locally made rice in the market except online.

Una dey export am? angry
Na only to dey see am online I haven't seen it in the market and it has not affected the price of rice in any way so I don't believe it jare na to focus on my beans jejely.

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Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by LordAdam: 3:41pm On Aug 18, 2016
A7:


You will do well if you take the advice you gave to the gentlemen you quoted to not be ignorant. If you truly educate yourself by reading the links you quoted, you wouldn't have supported the dude earlier attributing all credit to Jonathan.

Firstly, labana rice is not from govt owned mill, it also predates Jonathans paper promise of setting up new mills by two years. It is pertinent to note up till jonathans exit, not a single fg rice mill is commissioned.

The labana rice that is processing 300 tonnes daily as at today, is almost moribund 1 year ago. Kebbi state that produced 1.2 million tonnes this year alone in one harvest only use to produce 700, 000 tonnes or less in 3 harvests before.

The initiative that brought about this development, the Anchor borrowers programme was launched on nov 2015. That's Six months after Buhari became president.

So if there's anyone not being true to facts, it will be you.

Please, don't irritate me.

This is a succinct description of the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP). "The ABP aims at creating economic linkages between over 600,000 smallholder farmers and reputable large-scale processors with a view to increasing agricultural output and significantly improving capacity utilisation of integrated mills."

Oga, the question I want to ask you is simple. Who built the integrated mills that the ABP is connecting farmers to? When were they built? And who facilitated th conducive business environment for them to be built?

And do you honestly believe that planning for the ABP starting in May when Buhari came in. You do know that screening of ministers was in November right?

If you think the CBN thought up this policy between May and November without the input of a formal minister of Agriculture, I will not reply you again.

Don't yap like an educated illiterate. Use your brain.

-Lord

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Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by Upright750: 3:47pm On Aug 18, 2016
Who told you that Benin republic is buying rice from Nigeria when all Nigeria customer officers has move to seme border waiting for rice smugglers from Benin republic. .. foreign rice is#8,000 naiira a bag 50 kg in Cotonou . Too much Lie lie And great propaganda from Lie Lie Muhammad.
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by A7(m): 4:00pm On Aug 18, 2016
LordAdam:

Read this, to learn the difference between a serious government's involvement in Agriculture and that of an unserious government--http://www.premiumtimesng.com/business/175496-jonathan-approves-n26-billion-2015-farming-season.html

GEJ provided 26b from a 4 trillion naira budget. Buhari provided 15b from a 6 trillion naira budget and you are here spreading saliva disgustingly.

This performance is nothing compared to what Buhari should be able to do. In fact, put a 6-year old there, and he would do better.

Jonathan budgeted 26 billion for Agriculture, for the whole country. Let's clap for Jonathan.

But the 15 billion you're quoting is actually about 17bn, and that's for Kebbi alone. Just one state. Jonathan's intervention to give us food security is by budgetting a meagre 27 billion for irrigation for the whole country. Under Buhari however one state received 17bn to boost rice production alone through irrigation farming.

This same Buhari is planning to add 13 more states to receive much needed credit, training and other materials to replicate the success recorded in Kebbi state. At the moment Kano and Sokoto farmers started registering.

If Kebbi alone could harvest more than million metric tonne of rice through this initiative, what could we expect from Niger and other states with more arable land than Kebbi.

Dude, I believe the stone comparison best apply to Jonathan.

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Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by gibzzhd: 4:00pm On Aug 18, 2016
NameChecker:
Every states have been producing Rice lately,
I am yet to see these locally made rice in the market except online.

Una dey export am? angry
Exactly what's on my mind.we have been fooled in this country and still been fooled.you can choose to remain a fool forever

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Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by princetom1(m): 4:05pm On Aug 18, 2016
Pavore9:


With our porous borders, outsiders will always come in to buy rice. Massive output across all rice producing areas in Nigeria will be the way to go as this is big business. I remember when l was into rice farming in Anambra State, traders came from Kogi to buy milled rice from the rural markets despite the fact that what was being produced is not even taking care of the local populace.........it is business.

U aren't getting the point sir. Sell to local consumers first, fulfill ur obligation to ur country first. Let there be rice at a good price, this outsiders are just driving the prices of it high unnecessarily, and being the greedy Nigerians we are, money enslave our judgement. If an the government now, exportation will be banned for now and wen its finally ripped for exporting, it should be controlled, let there be a buying point, not just foreigners come into a farm in d north and negotiate. Why are we even producing this rice primarily? To be self sufficient. Lets see how it will panned out with dangote coming onboard
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by princetom1(m): 4:05pm On Aug 18, 2016
Pavore9:


With our porous borders, outsiders will always come in to buy rice. Massive output across all rice producing areas in Nigeria will be the way to go as this is big business. I remember when l was into rice farming in Anambra State, traders came from Kogi to buy milled rice from the rural markets despite the fact that what was being produced is not even taking care of the local populace.........it is business.

U aren't getting the point sir. Sell to local consumers first, fulfill ur obligation to ur country first. Let there be rice at a good price, this outsiders are just driving the prices of it high unnecessarily, and being the greedy Nigerians we are, money enslave our judgement. If am the government now, exportation will be banned for now and wen its finally ripped for exporting, it should be controlled, let there be a buying point, not just foreigners come into a farm in d north and negotiate. Why are we even producing this rice primarily? To be self sufficient. Lets see how it will panned out with dangote coming onboard

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Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by obalufeiii: 4:19pm On Aug 18, 2016
With Buhari, Nigeria is marching forward, slow and steady. Pls IPOB and Biafrauds let's all come 2gether and move this nation to greater hieghts. Stronger together!
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by Pavore9: 4:23pm On Aug 18, 2016
princetom1:


U aren't getting the point sir. Sell to local consumers first, fulfill ur obligation to ur country first. Let there be rice at a good price, this outsiders are just driving the prices of it high unnecessarily, and being the greedy Nigerians we are, money enslave our judgement. If am the government now, exportation will be banned for now and wen its finally ripped for exporting, it should be controlled, let there be a buying point, not just foreigners come into a farm in d north and negotiate. Why are we even producing this rice primarily? To be self sufficient. Lets see how it will panned out with dangote coming onboard

Who enforces selling to local consumers first? Even in rural markets where rice is being milled and sold you need to experience the workings of the cartels there and just like you posted, money enslaves our judgement. Government prohibits the export of maize but it is leaving Nigeria on an hourly basis while the Customs who controls the borders collect their own share from the illegal enterprise.
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by A7(m): 4:39pm On Aug 18, 2016
LordAdam:


Please, don't irritate me.

This is a succinct description of the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP). "The ABP aims at creating economic linkages between over 600,000 smallholder farmers and reputable large-scale processors with a view to increasing agricultural output and significantly improving capacity utilisation of integrated mills."

Oga, the question I want to ask you is simple. Who built the integrated mills that the ABP is connecting farmers to? When were they built? And who facilitated th conducive business environment for them to be built?

And do you honestly believe that planning for the ABP starting in May when Buhari came in. You do know that screening of ministers was in November right?

If you think the CBN thought up this policy between May and November without the input of a formal minister of Agriculture, I will not reply you again.

Don't yap like an educated illiterate. Use your brain.

-Lord

A statement from one of the links you posted will give us more insight on what we're dealing with here.

It reads:

"The president noted that rice farmers across the country now had a new lease of life, owing to the transformation taking place in the sector. He said over six million rice
farmers
have received improved rice seed varieties, boosting domestic rice production by an additional seven million tonnes.


http://www.premiumtimesng.com/business/175496-jonathan-approves-n26-billion-2015-farming-season.html

Upto may 2015 out of our annual 6.something million tonnes of rice consumption our local production hardly reach 2.5 million tonnes.

Kebbi state, which currently harvest over 1.2 million tonnes(highest since birth of our democracy) only boast of close to 300, 000 rice farmers.

There are a lot of stuff that are apparently false and are peddled by the last administration, I think indulging to refute all of it is a waste of my precious time, those of us that are not birdbrained, easily see through them.

But be that as it may, do you care to explain what prevented Jonathan from increasing our local rice production by seven million tonnes despite creating a convivial environment for farming and giving high yield seeds to over six million farmers?.

I think am modest here, I should have asked, When did we ever produce even the seven million tonnes they claim to add to local production throughout the 6 years they held sway.

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Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by EdDave(m): 4:48pm On Aug 18, 2016
Pavore9:
Yet to acknowledge any state that rivals Kebbi State in rice production, kudos to the farmers!

Thinking of what is being done with the tonnes of the rice husks being generated.
U need to see what is happening in Nasarawa state.
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by Pavore9: 4:51pm On Aug 18, 2016
EdDave:

U need to see what is happening in Nasarawa state.

I know they do also have a good stretch. What do they do with their rice husk?
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by EdDave(m): 4:53pm On Aug 18, 2016
A7:


A statement from one of the links you posted will give us more insight on what we're dealing with here.

It reads:

"The president noted that rice farmers across the country now had a new lease of life, owing to the transformation taking place in the sector. He said over six million rice
farmers
have received improved rice seed varieties, boosting domestic rice production by an additional seven million tonnes.


http://www.premiumtimesng.com/business/175496-jonathan-approves-n26-billion-2015-farming-season.html

Upto may 2015 out of our annual 6.something million tonnes of rice consumption our local production hardly reach 2.5 million tonnes.

Kebbi state, which currently harvest over 1.2 million tonnes(highest since birth of our democracy) only boast of close to 300, 000 rice farmers.

There are a lot of stuff that are apparently false and are peddled by the last administration, I think indulging to refute all of it is a waste of my precious time, those of us that are not birdbrained, easily see through them.

But be that as it may, do you care to explain what prevented Jonathan from increasing our local rice production by seven million tonnes despite creating a convivial environment for farming and giving high yield seeds to over six million farmers?.

I think am modest here, I should have asked, When did we ever produce even the seven million tonnes they claim to add to local production throughout the 6 years they held sway.
GEJ implemented good agricultural policies under his then minister of Agriculture, but he never banned rice importation as he claimed. So there was little demand for local content. What's the essence of having a lot of products when you cant sell cos of foreign competition?
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by lordkhalifa(m): 4:55pm On Aug 18, 2016
I can't see any millers Haven's... abeg enough of all this media stunt... any day dem begin sell rice a cup 50naira to the consumers nah that time I go believe dem...
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by LordAdam: 5:04pm On Aug 18, 2016
A7:


A statement from one of the links you posted will give us more insight on what we're dealing with here.

It reads:

"The president noted that rice farmers across the country now had a new lease of life, owing to the transformation taking place in the sector. He said over six million rice
farmers
have received improved rice seed varieties, boosting domestic rice production by an additional seven million tonnes.


http://www.premiumtimesng.com/business/175496-jonathan-approves-n26-billion-2015-farming-season.html

Upto may 2015 out of our annual 6.something million tonnes of rice consumption our local production hardly reach 2.5 million tonnes.

Kebbi state, which currently harvest over 1.2 million tonnes(highest since birth of our democracy) only boast of close to 300, 000 rice farmers.

There are a lot of stuff that are apparently false and are peddled by the last administration, I think indulging to refute all of it is a waste of my precious time, those of us that are not birdbrained, easily see through them.

But be that as it may, do you care to explain what prevented Jonathan from increasing our local rice production by seven million tonnes despite creating a convivial environment for farming and giving high yield seeds to over six million farmers?.

I think am modest here, I should have asked, When did we ever produce even the seven million tonnes they claim to add to local production throughout the 6 years they held sway.

A7:


Jonathan budgeted 26 billion for Agriculture, for the whole country. Let's clap for Jonathan.

But the 15 billion you're quoting is actually about 17bn, and that's for Kebbi alone. Just one state. Jonathan's intervention to give us food security is by budgetting a meagre 27 billion for irrigation for the whole country. Under Buhari however one state received 17bn to boost rice production alone through irrigation farming.

This same Buhari is planning to add 13 more states to receive much needed credit, training and other materials to replicate the success recorded in Kebbi state. At the moment Kano and Sokoto farmers started registering.

If Kebbi alone could harvest more than million metric tonne of rice through this initiative, what could we expect from Niger and other states with more arable land than Kebbi.

Dude, I believe the stone comparison best apply to Jonathan.

You don't answer my questions, yet you expect me to answer yours.

I told you I wouldn't reply you again if you accepted a line of thought. You've subtly accepted it, and I will do exactly what I said I would--ignore you.

Being able to read does not make you intelligent. When you read the very first sentence "The Federal Government has released N26 billion towards the 2015 annual dry season farming programme aimed at producing more food for Nigeria" and take it to mean that N26b was budgeted for the entire Agriculture ministry and not just the dry season farming programme, I begin to question your educational background.

Did you write WASSCE, NECO, or even UTME? If you did and your comprehension is this off, I don't want to ask what you scored in English Language or Use of English.

Clearly, you are not reading the texts in the links I've shared, so I'll let you wallow in your ignorance and self-aggrandized misconception.

Move along. And let me repeat, quoting me 100 times would not be enough to get me to reply you.

I'm done with you.

-Lord
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by LordAdam: 5:08pm On Aug 18, 2016
EdDave:

GEJ implemented good agricultural policies under his then minister of Agriculture, but he never banned rice importation as he claimed. So there was little demand for local content. What's the essence of having a lot of products when you cant sell cos of foreign competition?

It was a partial ban and smuggling was rife.

By the way, there is no ban now, so your point is invalid.

-Lord
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by tundexijim(m): 5:14pm On Aug 18, 2016
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LordAdam:


Let him build more. We don't have enough, and he has spent more than 15 months doing nothing. If they had followed the pace of the previous government, I expect us to have near 45 rice mills in this country. Rather he used 6 months to choice a senile tramp called Ogbeh.

What do you mean by scarcity of food? Did you or did you not eat affordable rice during the period of rice ban? Lie and this conversation will stop before you say Jack.

Your messiah removed the ban, then placed rice on the List Of 41 Imported Items Ban From Accessing Forex At Official Rate. That is one of the reasons naira keeps crashing in the black market. If not why do you think imported bag of rice sells for around 20k. The government is even doing nothing to wade in so that locally imported rice that should retail at no more than 13 -15k is now sold for 18k to 21k, same as imported rice.

Buhari is a monumental failure. Happy rice farmers who had good fortunes in a country where 80% of the population have very different tales does not change that. Rice farmers have been making consistent profits since 2013, Buhari should do more than provide money for fertilizer subsidy. It is a shame the budget of change has does not include anything to improve on rice infrastructure in the country, despite the 2 trillion naira increase.

-Lord
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Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by A7(m): 5:29pm On Aug 18, 2016
EdDave:

GEJ implemented good agricultural policies under his then minister of Agriculture, but he never banned rice importation as he claimed. So there was little demand for local content. What's the essence of having a lot of products when you cant sell cos of foreign competition?

Simple arithmetic exposes them, local production is present even before any of their parents are born, they claimed to have added seven million tonnes to the existing local production. And we import additional 4.something million tonnes. The ridiculous thing is they pegged our annual consumption at 6.1 million tonnes.

What do we do with the rest million tonnes? Remember, they never claimed exporting million tonnes of rice at any moment.

I think they wanted to tell us they have million tonnes in phantom rice reserves
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by maxman01: 5:38pm On Aug 18, 2016
stagger:


Wetin you dey yarn? The rice paddies where the brainchild of the GEJ admin under the Adeshina-led Agricultural Transformation Program. What has Audu Ogbeh and his boss the man on top done about agriculture since they took office in 2015?

Pls wat r u sayin r u not aware dat ambode o lagos paid kebbi govt huge money to get lands n famers workin to grow rice for lagos? Wat dat gej too am igbo n I will say d truth dis development is under PMB simple he started it

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Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by EdDave(m): 5:38pm On Aug 18, 2016
LordAdam:


It was a partial ban and smuggling was rife.

By the way, there is no ban now, so your point is invalid.

-Lord
Smuggling is a constant. Ban or not.
Are u sure there is no ban now?
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by bskyb(m): 5:44pm On Aug 18, 2016
NameChecker:
Every states have been producing Rice lately,
I am yet to see these locally made rice in the market except online.

Una dey export am? angry

It is available. I bought labana rice and I'm enjoying it.
Re: Rice Harvest: Kebbi Now Haven To Millers, Buyers by A7(m): 6:22pm On Aug 18, 2016
LordAdam:

You don't answer my questions, yet you expect me to answer yours.

I told you I wouldn't reply you again if you accepted a line of thought. You've subtly accepted it, and I will do exactly what I said I would--ignore you.

Being able to read does not make you intelligent. When you read the very first sentence "The Federal Government has released N26 billion towards the 2015 annual dry season farming programme aimed at producing more food for Nigeria" and take it to mean that N26b was budgeted for the entire Agriculture ministry and not just the dry season farming programme, I begin to question your educational background.

Did you write WASSCE, NECO, or even UTME? If you did and your comprehension is this off, I don't want to ask what you scored in English Language or Use of English.

Clearly, you are not reading the texts in the links I've shared, so I'll let you wallow in your ignorance and self-aggrandized misconception.

Move along. And let me repeat, quoting me 100 times would not be enough to get me to reply you.

I'm done with you.

-Lord

Let's dissect the part of my post that you choose to attack.

Throughout I never mention "ministry of agriculture", those are your words.

A7:

Jonathan budgeted 26 billion for Agriculture, for the whole country. Let's clap for Jonathan.

I know it will save me the trouble if I use "dry season farming". My laziness to type 1 word instead of 3, and assuming since focus of discussion is a branch of agriculture, agriculture will suffice has now made me to type not just 3 words but sentences.

I don't owe any explanation you're just grasping at straws that why you're churning out red-herrings.

A7:

But the 15 billion you're quoting is actually about 17bn, and that's for Kebbi alone. Just one state. Jonathan's intervention to give us food security is by budgetting a meagre 27 billion for irrigation for the whole country. Under Buhari however one state received 17bn to boost rice production alone through irrigation farming.

What emphasis will spell it more bluntly like the bolded part above.? Don't you know what irrigation mean?

Imagine the irony, you claimed to read and have even quoted the same post, but think I have comprehension issue.

Bottomline is, the breakthrough we're witnessing is due to Buhari's drive to diversify the economy, it might be a bad news to you but, I believe it is only the beginning, just because jonathan failed doesn't mean Buhari will tow same path, and height of senselessness is not wishing success to this administrations good endeavours like diversification through africulture.

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