‘Umahi’s projects stoke conversations about his political future’
It is indeed a miracle that we came to see under the divine mandate and administration of His Excellency, Chief David Umahi, who came on board on May 29, 2015 and rolled out programmes that are life transforming.
Porous borders, unending rice smuggling weighs on local production
Notwithstanding all efforts to promote local production of rice in the country, the protracted smuggling of the commodity appears to have grown to the extent of dominating the market, just as it suck away the foreign exchange by way of capital flight. Rice is actually the most preferred staple food for Nigerians, This make it…
Rice: How local repackaging undermines self-sufficiency
The Federal Government’s efforts at achieving self-sufficiency in rice production appears to be hitting the brick wall, with the record of sharp practices in the rice value chain. One of such is the repackaging of locally produced rice, as foreign rice.
Stakeholders appeal to FG on accessible infrastructure
According to him, some of the major challenges stakeholders are facing in the rice sector include, unavailability of modern tractors, parboiling machine, drying machine, access roads and boreholes.
Governors, brand your states - Part 5
I was in Ebonyi State about three years ago on the invitation of a client who owns two rice mills in the state. We already are all familiar with Abakaliki Rice. This is set to replace Thailand Rice on our menus.
Made-in-Nigeria: Residents shift to local rice in Enugu
The `Abakaliki rice’ now sells for between N12,000 and N14,000 per 50kg bag depending on variety; as against the foreign rice which is sold between N20,000 and N23,000 per 50kg bag.