Thailand Planning To Set Up Rice Mills In Nigeria–Lai Mohammed

By Ikenga Chronicles March 5, 2018

Thailand Planning To Set Up Rice Mills In Nigeria–Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Sunday said the importation of rice into the country has been drastically reduced by 90 percent.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this during a tour of some rice farms in Kebbi State.

The minister praised the Federal Government for cutting down on the importation of rice from Thailand from 644,000 metric tonnes two years ago to a little over 20,000 MT. Consequently, Thailand has commenced moves to establish rice mills in Nigeria.

“As we speak today, Thailand rice growers are making passionate appeals to the Federal Government. What they are doing now is that they want to set up rice mills in Nigeria, which means we have won,” Mohammed stated.

When asked again to explain why Thailand rice producers were pushing to set up mills in Nigeria, Mohammed replied, “Yes, Thailand wants to set up several rice mills in Nigeria because we have stopped importing from them.”

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