Vice President of Nigeria assures Nigerians of self sufficiency in rice production by 2019


Speaking at the launch and official handover ceremony of Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) system developed through the Agricultural Market and Information System (AMIS) project of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,  the Acting President of Nigeria,  Prof. Yemi Osinbajo who was ably represented by Mr Dolapo Bright,  the Special Assistant to the President on Economic Management Team, said that the effort of the government in making Nigeria self sufficient is yielding gradually.

While addressing the delegates present,  Mr Dolapo Bright said: “The effort is now paying off in so many ways. For example, the success with rice production has been tremendous.

“It started with Kebbi, but when you look at rice now, it has gone pass Kebbi, you have Kano, Bauchi and Jigawa doing well. You have all the states in the north that are now involved in rice production. Apart from Ebonyi, even Bayelsa is also doing well in rice production. Probably by 2019, we should be self sufficient in rice,” he announced.

The Special Assistant thereby urge Nigerians to keep faith high and support the government as the government is alive to the nation’s need and committed to deliver beyond expectation with time.

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