President Buhari Set To Ban Rice Importation This Year

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Bags of rice
President Muhammadu Buhari has
pledged that his administration will ban rice import in 2018.
The president said this in his
New Year broadcast on Monday.
He said, “We have got to get used
to discipline and direction in economic management. The days of business as
usual are numbered.
“Two years ago I appealed to
people to go back to the land. I am highly gratified that agriculture has
picked up, contributing to the government’s effort to re-structure the economy.
“Rice imports will stop this
year. Local rice, fresher and more nutritious will be on our dishes from now
on.
“By the same token, I am today
appealing to enterprising Nigerians with ideas and unemployed graduates and
other able-bodied and literate men and women with ideas not to just sit and
wait for employment from the government or the Organized Private Sector.

“Great nations are built by
enterprising people who turn their hands to anything that circumstances
dictate.”
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