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Scarcity Of Food,rising Cost Of Rice, Is Nigeria Going Into Famine?

why cant our leaders think with thier heads,

federal govt is about to import 80BILLION Yes! 80billion naira or is it dollars worth of rice

from thailand who are already having difficulty providing enough to feed thier own country

considering the fact that they and india are the largest exporters of rice.

we have huge acres and acres of land in nigeria especially in the north why cant banks and federal govt

emabark on mechanised farming to feed this country and even export some.

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apart from the global reasons for rice,the nigerian situation is as a result of selfish and wicked leadership,considering we know states that have the potentials to grow enough rice for nigeria like ebonyi,adamawa,and a few others and also a functioning modern rice processing machine from beginning to the last stage is about 300 million,also rice growing and harvesting takes only a couple of months,they are importing rice so they can get their cuts and also supply a bit and divert the rest to private rice sellers for a profit.

the funny thing about the health hazards of imported rice is that,the rice we get in nigeria is at least 2/3 years in storage and we have about 50 smthn varieties of rice which is better than the imported rice if properly processed,at least i appreciate ofada rice than the imported ones and so do other people in nigeria, thnk GOD the senate dont agree with the 80 billion rice thing and the fed government has released 10 bilion to farmers to sort out the problem

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a bag of rice is about #15,000.nigeria is going down everyday

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People actually like that Ofada rice alot ooo

They gbadun the thing wellu wellu

Me, i dont like it theres something not right

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Sometimes sef, you get tired of the taste of all these imported stuffs and just want your local food

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We grow rice in the Bendel area (ofada rice) but they are certainly of poorer quality compared to the Asian rice.

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Sad and shameful. Meanwhile Yaradua is more interested in how Bri'ish Airways maltreats Nigerians and how he can raise tariffs on electricity that we don't have.

David, are you saying we don't grow rice in Nigeria?

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Its not the amount of land we have, its whether we have the kind of soil conditions required to grow rice.

If it were a matter of just land then the US and Europe would long have been the largest producers of rice.

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Ironic isn't it. We have the lands and weather for it but we choose to import.

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how sad it wont hurt to invest half of that money in agriculture , and encourage

farmers to emabark on mechanised farming instead of subsistent farming ,

that way food will never be nigeria's problem.

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