Nigerians on social media media have disagreed with farmers that a 50kg bag of local rice will drop to N9,000 before December of 2019.
It should be noted that Nigerians are currently lamenting over the hike in price of rice ever since the federal government closed the country's border in a bid to stop importation of the commodity.
Rice farmers and millers said they would cut the price of the commodity to 9,000 per 50kg bag before December following a bumper harvest.
Legit.ng asked Nigerians in a Facebook and Twitter poll if it is possible for a 50kg bag of local rice to drop before December as promised by farmers.
Thirty seven percent of the respondents on Twitter said it is possible, 57% of them said it is impossible, while 6% of them said they do not care.
On Facebook, 40% of the respondents said it is possible for a 60kg bag of local rice to drop before December as promised by farmers, while 60% of them said it is impossible.
Below are some of the comments:
Legit.ng previously reported that Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social media, on Monday, October 21, gave Nigerians hope over the potential crash in price of rice in the market.
Onochie, who made this known via her Twitter handle, @Laurestar, said in three weeks time, rice consumers "should expect a crash in the commodity's price to about N9,000 per 50kg.
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