- There seems to be hope for Nigerians in terms of the price of rice, a staple diet in the country, following the closure of land borders
- This is as the governor of Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu, has said that the price of the grains will be stabilised soon
- Bagudu said that this is because rice farmers had a bumper harvest during the rainy season
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has said that the price of rice in Nigerian markets will return to normal soonest.
Speaking on Monday, November 4, in the Argungu local government area of the state, Bagudu assured citizens that this is due to the impressive harvest of the grains during the rainy season by farmers, The Nation reports.
The governor assured farmers that the state government will distribute small rice milling machines to them in a bid to aid the quality of packaging of the cash crop.
He said: “Already youths have been trained on the operation of the machines who will impart such skill to rice farmers in the 21 local government areas of the state.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigerians on social media had expressed disbelief that the price of rice would drop to N9,000 by December, 2019.
This came from a poll conducted by Legit.ng on how Nigerians felt about the promise after bumper harvest.
For weeks, he price of rice has been expensive. This followed the closure of the border by the Nigerian government.
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