The Federal Government has announced that rice will become more affordable as its price will start dropping from this November. They have planned to boycott importation of rice to achieve this.
According to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh:
“We will not encourage rice importation and there is no way our ministry or government can be involved in importing rice when we are working hard to be self-sufficient in local production. By November when the full-scale harvest starts, rice prices will fall”.