The Federal Government’s ban on foreign rice is yielding the desired results.
Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila said this at his annual End of the Year Grassroots Empowerment Programme in Lagos on Sunday.
Gbajabiamila said following the closure of the nation’s land borders, he masses are now forced to now consume locally farmed products, especially Nigerian rice.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker quoted Gbajabiamila as saying: “I must say the impact of closing Nigeria’s borders to foreign rice is yielding results. I am sure so many farmers are now smiling to the bank.”
“The volume of Christmas rice sales made by Nigerian farmers speaks to the emerging culture of eating what we grow.”
The lawmaker also reiterated the commitment of the Ninth Assembly to meet up the aspirations of their constituents.