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Posts Tagged "rice"

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The President, African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, says billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, may become the largest exporter of rice in the world by 2021. Speaking at the Mo Ibrahim Forum in Morocco over the weekend, Adesina said Africa must focus on agriculture to drive growth and create jobs on the continent. He said, “I […]

The President of Dangote Groups of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, says Nigerians consume over 6.5 million tonnes of rice annually, less than half of which is produced locally. Dangote said that on Wednesday during the inauguration of the Dangote Rice Out Growers Scheme in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto state. He expressed concern that […]

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Before the end of 2017, Nigeria will begin to export rice to other countries, the Central Bank of Nigeria has said. The Acting Director, Corporate Communication, CBN, Mr. Isaac Okoroafor, said this on Tuesday during a sensitisation/awareness programme for farmers in Bayelsa State on the apex bank’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme. Okoroafor, who said the CBN’s […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it will fund the rice milling plant for the 2000-hectare Coscharis Farm located at Anaku, in Anambra State, to ensure that the product is made available to consumers. Besides, the apex bank has reassured that it’s ready to support any entrepreneurial initiative aimed at liberating the country from […]