September 26, 2017

How govt can stop rice import, by Utomi

How govt can stop rice import, by Utomi... NAIJA INVEST

How can the Federal Government stop rice import? It is by providing adequate incentives for stakeholders in the rice value chain ,says the Co-founder, Pan-Atlantic University, Lekki, Lagos, Prof. Pat Utomi. He advised the government to guarantee rice farmers so that none of their harvests would be wasted. In an interview in Abuja, Utomi , said until stakeholders began to see agriculture as a business rather than development programme, the sector may not witness expected transformation. He said: “Once there is appropriate incentive to produce rice, if you can guarantee those who produce for example that nothing they produce will be wasted,…

Kwara’s N70bn rice project starts December 2012

Kwara’s N70bn rice project starts

THE Kwara Government said its N70 billion joint venture rice cultivation and processing project with Vasolar S.L 2006 of Spain will commence by December 2012. The Chief Press Secretary to Governor, Alhaji AbdulWahab Oba, stated this on Sunday in Ilorin in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. He said the project had an initial life span of four years. Oba explained that a letter received by government last week from Vasolar S.L. 2006, stated that the company had secured fund to execute the project. “Following its board’s earlier approval of the project, it (the company) is ready to commence operations within the next 90 days….