Kwara Gov’s Wife Seeks Patronage Of Local Rice
The wife of the Kwara State governor, Dr. Olufolake AbdulRazaq, has called for the promotion of the consumption of locally grown rice in the country. She
The wife of the Kwara State governor, Dr. Olufolake AbdulRazaq, has called for the promotion of the consumption of locally grown rice in the country.She said that locally grown rice remains the best breed of rice because of its natural processing which is devoid of addictives.
Mrs AbdulRazaq made the call during the 2021World Food Day celebration in Ilorin, the state capital. The theme of this year’s edition was, “Safe Food Today For A Healthy Tomorrow.”Highlights of the activities that marked this year’s celebration in the state included the ‘1st Lady Indigenous Rice Junior Chef Cooking Competition’ which had participants between the ages of nine and 13 years showcasing their culinary skills.
Represented by the state’s commissioner for Communications, Hon. Abosede Buraimoh, the governor’s wife described food as an indispensable need in the life of every human being, calling for the consumption of healthy food as it is very important for humans’ overall health. headtopics.com
She noted that, “indigenous rice is safer due to the natural way of processing, devoid of additives. it is high time we broke the habit of over dependence on imported products.“Importation of foreign rice not only drains our foreign earnings as a country, It equally serves as disincentive to local rice farmers not to have adequate patronage after toiling for months; such can dampen the spirit of any farmer.”Read more: LEADERSHIP Newspaper »
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