FG Plans Self-sufficiency in Rice Production By 2018

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Minister for Agriculture Audu Ogbeh, on Tuesday, March 29, said the Federal Government plans self-sufficiency in at the

He said: “We intend to achieve self-sufficiency in tomato paste by the end of this year and in rice, maize and soya beans by the end of 2018 as well as wheat by 2019.”

Ogbeh, the keynote speaker at the 64th birthday celebration of National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu , was represented by Minister of State Agriculture Heineken Lokpobiri.

Tinubu,speaking in the same vein said the future is bright for Nigerians with the APC government in place.

The ex- Lagos State Governor said with the commitment of the APC government and its governors to agriculture, the nation will never go hungry.

He said: “It is a commitment and this nation will not go hungry. Those who are thinking that our common sense revolution is not realizable should realize that they are the greedy ones. They are the ones that failed because they are always playing to the last.

“The future is brighter, Nigeria is better, our hope is brighter and our determination is stronger. We will make this country great”.


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