Rice Farmers Association Of Nigeria (Rifan)
Chief Audu Ogbeh, the minister of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday, April 16, expressed satisfaction that Nigeria was now producing 90 per cent of the rice it consumed locally.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the misrepresentation of the clashes between cattle herders and farmers by foreign media organisations costs the country foreign loans.
The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has said Nigeria produces 8 million tons of rice annually, adding that the country is the largest producer of rice in Africa.
The minister of state for agriculture and rural development, Heineken Lokpobiri, has decried the abuse of the Economic Community of West African States protocol, which allows neighbouring states to bring in rice into Nigeria.
Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu, who is the vice chairman of the national food security council, noted that President Muhammadu Buhari has shown unprecedented commitments to agriculture development in Nigeria.
The President Muhammadu Buhari campaign is to receive the sum of N1.77 billion from tow farming groups, the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) and Fertilisers Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN).