Published December 26, 2019
Adebayo Raphael, Graduate of Zoology, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, 08082911890:
Gradually, we are experiencing the return of the ‘pyramids’ but this time round, it is the return of the ‘rice pyramid’. This is courtesy of the land border closure ordered by the Buhari regime, in order to enable consumption of locally grown rice and discourage importation of foreign rice, which is increasingly becoming expensive and unbearable by the day.
At present, reports have it that this gesture is providing employment in one way or the other to 40 per cent of the population of Kano State. The strict implementation of the rice policy is indeed a step in the right direction, as it is empowering Nigerians and encouraging food sustainability, nationwide.
Also, giving ground for our teeming unemployed youths to be profitably engaged. Moreover, I would like to make an appeal to the FG to support local farmers with credit grants and incentives to facilitate and sustain the cultivation and processing of rice crop.