Nigeria may export rice in two years — Minister

Nigeria may export rice in two years — Minister

Nigeria may begin to export rice in two years, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.

The Minister, who said the border closure assisted in no small measures to ensuring this, maintained that with the improved production rate, Nigerian rice will soon be exported.

“Before the closure of our land border, most of these rice milling plants were partially operating, but now, they not only operate in full capacities but are also expanding,” he said.

According to the Minister, if we maintain the momentum in the next two years, we may export rice to other countries.

 Mr Nanono said the country’s land border closure had resulted in increased output by many rice milling plants which were operating below capacities before the closure.  Nigeria’s border closure has reduced foreign rice prevalence in the Nigerian markets, and the government’s Anchor Borrowers Program, amidst numerous challenges, has contributed to boosting our rice industries.

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