Rice farmers assure Nigerians of rice supply during lockdown – Daily Trust

Rice farmers assure Nigerians of rice supply during lockdown

4/1/2020 5:54:00 PM

Rice farmers assure Nigerians of rice supply during lockdown

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has assured Nigerians that the current lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19 will not...

Bags of locally produced riceThe Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has assured Nigerians that the current lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19 will not affect rice production and supply in the country.President of the association, Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, stated this in a statement to newsmen Tuesday in Abuja.

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“We have enough rice paddy produced by our farmers, we launched three of our rice pyramids in Taraba, Kano and Kebbi states, housing close to 200,000 bags of rice paddy, more are still on ground enough to feed our rice milling industries.“We, therefore, appeal to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to buy the excess rice paddy from us as part of government’s food reserves policy,” he said.

ADVERTISEMENTHOW OVER 5000 NIGERIA MEN HAVE PERMANENTLY OVERCOME TERRIBLE BEDROOM PERFORMANCE DUE TO THIS RECENT DISCOVERY BY MEDICAL CONSULTANTSThe RIFAN president said they will continue to support government towards meeting the country’s target of rice self sufficiency and food security.

The association also called on members to work with government’s agencies like National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Ministry of Health to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus disease in the country.Alhaji Goronyo advised its 12 million registered rice farmers to adhere strictly to all public health directives and regulations provided by the government.

He further appealed to the farmers to take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the disease.RelatedDownload Daily Trust News App Read more: Daily Trust »

Then which money are we going to use in buying the rice for God sake... Government please cbn has our BVNs, let then start sharing that money After they are selling it at the rate of 500 in my area But it will surely affect the price. Rice is not scarce but too expensive Dis shall b a shout-out too dem My brother, at what price?

It will y so fine The price nko, am sure that 1 will be affected But it affects the price. They should not hike the price oo In shaa Allah If govt did not close the border then, I'm sure a bag of rice would be sold for 70k by now Me: Joke of the century.... only in Nigeria What if we can't afford to buy, will they give us for free? Afterall money won't fall from heaven since we are currently banned from working.

Hmmm... Is it sand rice or which one? Abeg make unah park well jare I assume majorly Kebbi farmers❤️🇳🇬 Isn't supplies the matter but in subsidized price,.joh Asin for free? How much Going with high price abiii Where is the money to buy it or are they going to give out for free ? At high price Is it for free?

Well, we live to see. Who won buy the rice At high prices I guess Don't mind them, they will sell at a high price knowing fully well that you don't have any option Better because that's the only thing we for now Where is the money to buy them? I need rice for my house 🙄🙄🙄

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