Rice Farmers Association Of Nigeria (Rifan)
The presidency has tried to convince Nigerians to patronise locally-cultivated rice by stating that those imported from other countries are scarce presently.
It’s just few hours to Christmas celebrations, traders in Lagos market anticipate for better sales as the presence of few buyers bothers on their profit margin.
In a bid to ensure Lagosians enjoy the festive period, the Lagos state government announced on Monday it will soon begin sales of rice at an affordable price.
Farmers in Osun are accusing the government of failing in the provision of basic infrastructures to assist them function well. They have abandoned their farms.
Governor Ortom of Benue state has begged President Buhari to sustain the policy on the ban on importation of rice. He said the policy is good for his state.
The farmers met their untimely death in the hands of dreaded terrorists while harvesting their crops in Zabarmari, a Borno community known for rice farming.