Rice Farmers Association Of Nigeria (Rifan)
Nigeria may experience a shortage of rice if appropriate measures were not taken to replant after the recent flood mayhem in some States, Audu Ogbeh, the minister of agriculture and rural development has warned.
In an effort to help members of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in Borno state go about their businesses in peace, the Nigerian Army on Thursday, October 4, assured the cultivators of full safety.
The Adamawa chapter of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria has said that with over 5,000 of its members affected by the flood, food security in the state is under threat. The flood submerged rice and maize farms.
The EXCO subsequently directed the concerned Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of health, agriculture, commerce and industry and internal security to seal the rice mill for full investigations to be carried out.
A renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, has disclosed to newsmen that Fulanis are not responsible for the killings in some parts of the country, adding that the killings have no religious colorations.
Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, stated on Thursday, June 28, that the state government has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Lagos state government on rice cultivation. Fayose disclosed this via his Twitter page.