Rice: Nigeria spent N1.5 trillion on imports annually before 2015 – Malami – Pegars News


The Nigerian Government introduced that the agriculture coverage of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration since 2015 has saved N1.5 trillion in import prices annually.

This was disclosed by Nigeria’s Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, on Thursday at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Kebbi South Zonal rally held in Yauri, Yauri Local Government Area of the state.

He added Nigeria now exports 800 tonnes of Rice annually, citing the success of the anchor borrower’s programme.

No extra Thai imports: Malami famous that Nigeria spent the sum of N1.5 trillion on rice imports annually before the Buhari administration which he says has been stopped by the “ rice revolution”.

  • “Before President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in 2015, Nigeria was spending N1.5 trillion to import rice from Thailand and different nations annually, but the rice revolution launched by the president put an finish to that.
  • “Today, I am happy to inform you that Nigeria no longer imports rice, instead, we export over 800 tonnes of rice annually, off course, this is a great achievement.”

Rice import financial savings deserve a vote for APC: He added that the success of the FG’s agriculture insurance policies means and additionally the growth of Kebbi states ought to be rewarded with votes for APC.

  • He urged Kebbi residents had no purpose not to vote for APC at all ranges, citing Federal Government appointments to Kebbi indigenes to embrace; Executive Director, Sokoto River Basin, Managing Director, HYPPADEC, EFCC Boss and Managing Director, Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA).

Social funding Programmes: Malami said Kebbi indigenes have additionally benefited from the social welfare shames of the Buhari administration, urging a big turnout for APC in all classes up for election.

Malami said the APC administration has benefited the state citing highway development from Sokoto to Kontagora, anchor borrower’s programme, social welfare scheme, youth empowerment and survival funds.

  • “They should have trust in all the candidates of the party at all levels to enjoy more dividends of democracy in their respective areas” he added.

What you ought to know

Nigeria’s largest meals import stays Durum wheat as Nigeria imported N252.62 billion price of wheat in the third quarter of 2022, accounting for 4.46% of the whole imports recorded in the similar interval.

Durum wheat imports elevated by 4.1% quarter-on-quarter in contrast to N242.67 billion recorded in the earlier quarter, whereas it decreased by 19.8% in contrast to N315.17 billion recorded in Q3 2021.

Nigeria imported merchandise price N5.66 trillion in the third quarter of the 12 months, an enhance of 4.2% and 6.2% in contrast to N5.44 trillion and N5.34 trillion recorded in Q2 2022 and Q3 2021


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