FACT CHECK: This viral image of rice pyramid built with wood not recent | TheCable

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1/18/2022 10:43:00 PM

FACT CHECK: This viral image of rice pyramid built with wood not recent | TheCable FactCheck

The federal government said President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled one million bags of rice paddy stacked as pyramids in Abuja. According to Bashir Ahmad, presidential aide, it is the world’s largest rice pyramids.

January 18, 2022 8:00 PMThe event also trended on social media with many users expressing diverse reactions to the launching of the rice pyramids. Some users also shared a photo of a rice pyramid with a wooden struct, claiming the government had deceived the citizens with fake rice pyramids.

AdvertisementAdvertisementA Facebook user, Marshal Sampson, also posted the photo with the caption, “See how they even waste our money on wood just to tell a lie about some fake rice pyramid as proof increased productivity”In December 2017, it was reported that the Ogun state government launched a local brand of ofada rice tagged “Mission to Rebuild Ogun State” (MITROS). The launching ceremony was graced by several dignitaries.

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How is this an accomplishment even? This sick APC want to Nigerians to early men with their stone age policies? As what's the meaning of this madness?! zvong1 just incase there is some grace. Prove to us that this one wasn’t built with wood , We know it’s not recent, but that’s how they do it, if they want they can should us a video of how this new pyramid was built

But these people are shameless These people just like to deceive Nigerians. This won't even make that first deception of a wooden pyramid become true either... corrupt leaders all over What is the essence of the pyramid when ordinary citizens Earning minimum wages can not buy a bag of rice except he safe over eight months salary or else he/she will trek, live in office, eat the rice raw as price of gas is no go area.

How does this translate to Rice price reduction in our market Why are you wasting time with fact checking the propaganda of ev!l minded people? They are in pain whenever Nigeria is making progress. No one can satisfy them. Thank you though for helping some redeemable ones with the fact check. Why building rice pyramids when the rice is very expensive in the markets?

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Punctured Awesome Oops.. HafeezAkanni_ 😂 In case you're thinking the PMB's RiceRevolution and RicePyramid in Abuja is Photoshop. Here👇 h Lying nation . All propaganda noise makers Bags of sand-dust Your rubbish fact check When dealing with the most easily deceived people on earth. Recall how million took their bath with salt water as an antidote to Ebola. I present to you, Nigerians.

Farmers group says price of rice to fall as Buhari launches pyramidsThe rice pyramids were built with one million bags of rice paddy planted and harvested from states across the country. Sai Buhari... Did you ever see Indonesia, Cambodia, etc doing nonsense like this? Just comedians in this country. Political propaganda jare. All we need to see is a reflection in the market, shikenan. Noise,noise & just noise, that's our trade mark!!!

How to build pyramids 😂🤔 Tears everywhere 🤣 It's rice , cable PDP stop deceiving us you did a bad job on this PR work. Why didn't you also get pictures of how the whole rice PYRAMID started from the scratch? Why are you showing only finished rice PYRAMID with MBuhari standing before it? I want to see a video of the rice PYRAMID from scratch.

Fake news as always. PDP media house of lies Fools My country, My country!!! It still doesn't invalidate the fact that this particular pyramid was built with wood. I saw it with my own eyes on my way to the airport mid last month. My simple question is what's the essence of this so-called Rice Pyramid?

Nigeria to start rice exportation soon, says RIFANPresident Buhari is unveiling rice pyramids in Abuja. Malamjesus We no even rice chop they wan export rice. Wetin we no go see for this 9ja Exporting it Iswap or Boko Haram?

Buhari says price of rice to fall after launch of pyramidsThe president launched 13 pyramids of rice paddy. Abi now Story

BUA Foods to start rice production this year, says acting MD | TheCableBUA Foods Plc, a subsidiary of BUA Group, says it will commence rice production in the second half of 2022. Ayodele Abioye, managing director, BUA Foods Plc, said this on BUAgroup Great news...

FACT CHECK: This viral image of rice pyramid built with wood not recent Author: TheCable January 18, 2022 8:00 PM On Tuesday, the federal government said President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled one million bags of rice paddy stacked as pyramids in Abuja. According to Bashir Ahmad, presidential aide, it is the world’s largest rice pyramids, which is a collaboration of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN). The bags of rice used to form the pyramids were reported to have been planted and harvested from states across the country under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP). The event also trended on social media with many users expressing diverse reactions to the launching of the rice pyramids. Some users also shared a photo of a rice pyramid with a wooden struct, claiming the government had deceived the citizens with fake rice pyramids. This viral image of rice pyramid shared on social media is not recent Samson Onyolu, a Twitter user, said the rice pyramids unveiled by the president was a massive plank with just a few bags of rice to cover the frame. Advertisement “There’s nothing like rice pyramid here. A massive plank pyramid frame build with little bags of rice to cover the frame work you people call rice pyramid? This govt & Co should stop deceiving the masses,” he said. A Twitter user, @Tutsy22, posted the photo with the caption, “APC and Fake Rice Pyramid”. The tweet garnered more than 90 retweets and over 100 likes. Advertisement Another Twitter user, Joel Onwuchekwa, shared the photo with the caption, “This is the rice pyramid @MBuhari wants to flag off. What a shame really!” Advertisement A Facebook user, Marshal Sampson, also posted the photo with the caption, “See how they even waste our money on wood just to tell a lie about some fake rice pyramid as proof increased productivity” VERIFICATION TheCable used a reverse image search to verify the viral image and results showed it is not recent. It surfaced online in 2018. In December 2017, it was reported that the Ogun state government launched a local brand of ofada rice tagged “Mission to Rebuild Ogun State” (MITROS). The launching ceremony was graced by several dignitaries. Amosun inspecting the “rice pyramid” A few days after, reports surfaced online alleging the then governor of the state, Ibikunle Amosun, had displayed a fraudulent rice pyramid to deceive the public. The photo showing bags of rice arranged in a pyramid shape with support of wood trended on social media at the time. The photo has been reshared on social media as the one unveiled by the federal government on Tuesday. VERDICT The viral image of a rice pyramid with a wooden structure is an old image from 2018. Below are some of the images of the rice pyramids launched by Buhari on Tuesday. This story is published in partnership with Report for the World, a global service program that supports local public interest journalism.