FG Supports Ban On Foreign Rice In Ebonyi State
The Federal Government says it’s in support with the decision made by Ebonyi State governor, Governor David Umahi in the ban on the sale of foreign rice in the state.
The governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Engr David Umahi has banned the sales of foreign rice in the state saying that the ban is to encourage the sales and production of local rice.
Speaking at the Ettem Amagu Rice Farm in Ikwo Local Government Area, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe said, the Federal Government its in support of the ban on the sale of imported rice in the state.
He said, “Governor, I heard you banned the sale of foreign rice in Ebonyi State and you invited some young men from Lagos to work here. God Bless you for it because I Know they will be happier here in this state than living under the bridge in Lagos.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development who was on an assessment tour in a way to ascertain the rice farm and agricultural potential of the state commended the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Engr Dave Umahi for his agricultural policy which evidently led to the massive production of locally grown rice in the state.
The Minister was accompanied by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Governor Godwin Emefiele and the Chairman, President Committee on Rice Production, Abubakar Bagudu.