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FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by BeeBeeOoh(m): 6:38am On Dec 06, 2016
The Federal Government on Monday announced that 571,000 tonnes of foreign rice warehoused in neighbouring countries were being targeted for the Nigerian market for the Christmas and New Year season, but vowed to stop their entry.

It also stated that Nigeria recently took delivery of 110 rice mills in its bid to enhance local production so as to commence the exportation of white rice from next year.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who disclosed these in Abuja, stated that some of Nigeria’s neighbours, particularly the Republic of Benin, were not moving goods within the region as required by relevant treaties.

He, however, stated that the Federal Government would henceforth check all illegal movements of food and non-food items into Nigeria from the neighbouring countries.

Ogbeh said, “What they do is that they import goods, station themselves at our borders and then smuggle them into Nigeria. For instance, the Republic of Benin doesn’t eat parboiled rice. They eat white rice. But all the rice that comes from the borders into Nigeria is parboiled.

“I have a list now of all the ships that left Thailand in the last seven weeks and they’ve arrived; 571,000 tonnes of rice waiting to enter Nigeria for Christmas. But we won’t allow that. We have to review the treaty in the region, because we are at the losing end. Why are we doing this? It is because this rice is not definitely grown in the Republic of Benin.”

He added, “They bring tomato paste and chicken not produced in the Republic of Benin and because the Nigerian market is so huge, that they want to exploit it. But no economy out of sympathy should damage our own and we should not out of sentiment allow anybody to do things to us, which we can’t do to them.

“When Dangote was trying to ship his cement through the Republic of Benin to Togo, it took him one year to persuade them.”

Ogbeh reiterated that the country would start exporting rice from next year, as he stated that 110 mills had been acquired to make this a reality.

He said, “We can make it happen. We have just brought in 110 rice mills of different capacities. Some can do 100 tonnes, others 50, 40, 20 and 10 tonnes. We are going to give them to cooperative organisations and rice millers all over the country to enhance their milling capacities.

“We have another 12 rice mills to come in maybe next year so that the milling capacity is strong enough for us and we too will begin to export white rice to West Africa.”

On the issue of possible famine in Nigeria from January next year, the minister stated that the government was prepared and promised that the country would not experience such.

The minister stated, “We want to put it quite clearly that there is no danger of famine in the country, because the government will not allow that to happen. We are already taking steps to make sure that Nigerians don’t go through any such harrowing experience. There has been some panic over the massive purchase of grains from many of the big grain producing fields in some parts of the country.

“This fear was heightened by emirs and chiefs in the North, who met with us on Tuesday last week and raised the same anxiety. It is true that for the first time in our history, we are witnessing an extra-ordinary purchase of our grains from the West, North and Central Africa. We are even getting demands from as far as Namibia; they are asking for grains in large quantities of up to 37,000 tonnes of maize.”

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by saintkash(m): 6:43am On Dec 06, 2016
nice one FG.... it's time nigerians know that this government is damn serious about rice o

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by MrEverest(m): 6:46am On Dec 06, 2016
I just dey watch the dullard in 3D. Propaganda can never be a substitute to good governance. Audu Ogbe is just talking trash, read between the lines and you would discover that this nothing but a load of TRASH meant to give the impression that they are working even when reality shows otherwise. Nigerians should stop being gullible!

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by Atiku2019: 6:47am On Dec 06, 2016
cool
Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by rerhji(m): 6:49am On Dec 06, 2016
if dis work out as planned.......I believe Nigeria can b great again

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by OZAOEKPE(f): 6:50am On Dec 06, 2016
angry
Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by Realdeals(m): 6:53am On Dec 06, 2016
And this is the change we need. We've been bastardize for a long by other countries, they exploit us yet we rejoice, they feed us with all sort of junks we praised them. Nigeria indeed need a hard RESET.

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by Jafar1: 6:54am On Dec 06, 2016
this man keeps banning importation of everything when some people live through importation of goods

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by sanandreas(m): 6:57am On Dec 06, 2016
angry angry angry I am very sure Buhari don't eat local rice. You are making life difficult for Nigerians. God help you 2019. The blood of the baboon will soak. Nigerians are ready. All die na die. Yolo

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by veekid(m): 8:06am On Dec 06, 2016
Buhari! !!!! You have failed this country.........

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by Nobody: 8:08am On Dec 06, 2016
We are obsessed with rice

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by NotNairalandi(m): 8:08am On Dec 06, 2016
Mr president if those rice are better and more cheaper than our locally produced rice why stoping them...

but again if they are those chinese rubber rice,please dont hesitate to burn them to ashes no matter how cheap they are........for it is better to sleep in the most dilapidated house than to sleep in the most beautiful and gold plated motuary in the world.

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by hizaya61(m): 8:08am On Dec 06, 2016
U SAY ?
Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by dunkem21(m): 8:09am On Dec 06, 2016
grin
Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by Nobody: 8:09am On Dec 06, 2016
and what steps are taken to stop the much needed rice being exported? SMH
Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by Fozi(m): 8:09am On Dec 06, 2016
This Buhari came to frustrate Christians because Christmas has reached we should not eat rice. God will punish you and you will still leave that place

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by NotNairalandi(m): 8:10am On Dec 06, 2016
veekid:
Lol
you are busy loling abi? ok quentinu
Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by jossiwan(m): 8:11am On Dec 06, 2016
One meal per day!!!
Buhari is really and truly working... #ChangeTheChange

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by jossiwan(m): 8:12am On Dec 06, 2016
Fozi:
This Buhari came to frustrate Christians because Christmas has reached we should not eat rice. God will punish you and you will still leave that place

Gbagan!!!

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by eph12(m): 8:12am On Dec 06, 2016
MrEverest:
I just dey watch the dullard in 3D. Propaganda can never be a substitute to good governance. Audu Ogbe is just talking trash, read between the lines and you would discover that this nothing but a load of TRASH meant to give the impression that they are working even when reality shows otherwise. Nigerians should stop being gullible!
I hope you can read sha

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by Segadem(m): 8:13am On Dec 06, 2016
Is this good news? grin
Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by ibietela2(m): 8:13am On Dec 06, 2016
Rice is not even sufficient for us here and you want to export........ Really? how stupid can this administration be?

Custard rubber is now 2k3 am sure before the end of the month it will cost 2k5+ and this old man who is supposed to be retired or teaching French in UNI is here talking trash.

Editor www.healthable.org

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by Pavore9: 8:14am On Dec 06, 2016
Make l laugh...Rice na 3 months crop not be rocket science!

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by Lordsocrates: 8:16am On Dec 06, 2016
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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by SuperS1Panther: 8:16am On Dec 06, 2016
This is a step in the right direction.

Is rice our natural staple food in Africa? How many countries have embraced our Garri, Cocoyam etc?

FG please keep resetting our brains.

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by Nobody: 8:16am On Dec 06, 2016
Nice

Let's build our own economy

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by SuperS1Panther: 8:17am On Dec 06, 2016
Fozi:
This Buhari came to frustrate Christians because Christmas has reached we should not eat rice. God will punish you and you will still leave that place

Are you a human being?

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by holluwai(m): 8:17am On Dec 06, 2016
Why would he do this when we are yet to grow sustainable amount of rice in our country. Bullshyt.
Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by akymme(m): 8:18am On Dec 06, 2016
Fozi:
This Buhari came to frustrate Christians because Christmas has reached we should not eat rice. God will punish you and you will still leave that place

Bros I bow for your perspective o. Does hunger know religion?

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Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by obajoey(m): 8:18am On Dec 06, 2016
plastic rice from china..
Re: FG Stops 571,000 Tonnes Of Foreign Rice From Entering Nigeria.. by Jobsdome: 8:18am On Dec 06, 2016
shocked shocked shocked

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