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Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by Ekiti360(m): 7:17am On Feb 16, 2017
The President of Dangote Groups of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, says Nigerians consume over 6.5 million tonnes of rice annually, less than half of which is produced locally.

Dangote said that on Wednesday during the inauguration of the Dangote Rice Out Growers Scheme in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto state.

He expressed concern that the deficit arising from importation of rice cost Nigeria over $2bn per annum.

He said, “As agriculture remains an important sector in our economy, we plan to produce 1million tonnes of high quality parboiled rice within the next three years.

“This is by cultivating about 160,000 hectares of irrigable rice farmland in some selected states, thus making the commodity affordable to ordinary Nigerians.

“Moreover, the out growers scheme is committed to creating significant number of jobs, increasing the incomes of small holder farmers and ensuring food security in the country.

“This is by providing high quality seeds, fertiliser and agrochemicals, as well as technical assistance on best agricultural practice to farmers.”

The Project Director, Dangote Rice Ltd, Mr. Robert Coleman said that the Sokoto operation was a demonstration phase meant to familiarise the farming community with the programme.

He said, “The phase is to familiarise the farming community through the training of extension workers and lead farmers as well as test modern technologies, ‘he said.

“In 2017, they will have 25,000 hectares to be cultivated by nearly 50,000 out growers, in addition to 260 jobs expected to be created by the end of the year.”

Governor Aminu Tambuwal called on the farmers to respect the agreement signed between the state and Dangote group to ensure that, “all products are directed to the real sectors of need.’

“The coming of Dangote to invest in the state was as a result of the government’s sustained efforts toward inviting prospective investors to the state.”

Earlier, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for diversifying the economy and urged Nigerians to pray for him.

http://www.kikiotolu.com/2017/02/rice-importation-costs-nigeria-2bn.html

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Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by talk2archy: 7:24am On Feb 16, 2017
This APC is a scam. they have already made life difficult for Nigerians so why lamenting again. I respect Dangote enough blvinghis group should intervene and help the poor hungry ones.
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FTC for real.
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.Asenal my people my people hafa naaaa......?
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by curvilicious: 7:25am On Feb 16, 2017
Extremely greedy man
Monopolistic person
Be doing as if he is helping the masses meanwhile he is actually scraping everywhere for himself see him say 260 jobs like say na beta person

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Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by ralphblac(m): 7:25am On Feb 16, 2017
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Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by Nobody: 7:25am On Feb 16, 2017
After making sure you force your rice down our throats. Now you are helping us calculate how much we should have spent. Can one person eat more than one bag of rice in a year abi which one be 2bn
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by Iamsolslim(m): 7:25am On Feb 16, 2017
so? cry
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by DonCortino: 7:25am On Feb 16, 2017
Was anybody complaining? No be our money we take dey buy am? angry

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Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by rottable(m): 7:25am On Feb 16, 2017
God help us
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by RiversWatchDog(m): 7:26am On Feb 16, 2017
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by MrGreenMavro: 7:27am On Feb 16, 2017
shocked shocked shocked

grin

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Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by baski92(m): 7:28am On Feb 16, 2017
Where the rice may they say we produce last year

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Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by Simeony007(m): 7:29am On Feb 16, 2017
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Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by Bestbeelieve: 7:29am On Feb 16, 2017
Gote and his greed for monopoly is one of the biggest problems this country has.

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Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by Nobody: 7:29am On Feb 16, 2017
And so
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by Lasskeey: 7:29am On Feb 16, 2017
cheesy Rice Substitute grin grin grin cry cry cry

Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by CaptainBomb(m): 7:29am On Feb 16, 2017
Okay
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by alegbeleye(m): 7:30am On Feb 16, 2017
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Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by Lasskeey: 7:30am On Feb 16, 2017
grin.....We go turn to Gari grin cheesy grin

Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by lordm(m): 7:30am On Feb 16, 2017
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Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by olaolulazio(m): 7:30am On Feb 16, 2017
We've agreed to visit our abandoned farms.
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by ennysuccess(m): 7:31am On Feb 16, 2017
shocked shocked shocked
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by HRich(m): 7:32am On Feb 16, 2017
Dangote Oyah Come Buy Arsenal

Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by okonja(m): 7:32am On Feb 16, 2017
Na wa for all these space bookers oh!
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by sureheaven(m): 7:32am On Feb 16, 2017
I'm coming

Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by Nobody: 7:33am On Feb 16, 2017
Some nations are thinking scientific breakthroughs and we think about rice.

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Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by Simeony007(m): 7:33am On Feb 16, 2017
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by benuejosh(m): 7:34am On Feb 16, 2017
This is what is called sustainable development.
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by holatimmy(f): 7:35am On Feb 16, 2017
But it was still cheaper...
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by HRich(m): 7:36am On Feb 16, 2017
Buhari or Arsene Wenger??
Like For Buhari
Share For Wenger
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by curvilicious: 7:36am On Feb 16, 2017
Simeony007:

Na wa ooo una

Na real wa them o
Re: Rice Importation Costs Nigeria $2bn Annually- Dangote by solochris(m): 7:36am On Feb 16, 2017
Mr man promote your business jare, we understand

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