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The Federal Government has warned against consumption of imported rice smuggled into Nigeria. Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, issued this warning at a media briefing in Lagos. He said that the government could not assure of the state of the rice having spent months during transportation and in warehouses. He appealed to Nigerians to consume only locally-grown and processed rice. Mohammed disclosed that the illegally imported rice was gotten from Thailand and India and came into the country through its borders with Benin, Niger, and Cameroon. Lai Mohammed added that smuggled rice costs between N11,000 and N13,000 per 50kg bag, while Nigerian-processed rice sells for between N14,500 and N15,000 per 50kg bag.   From Daily Post.  

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This article was first published on 3rd April 2018


Chidinma Kalu is a trained psychologist and an entrepreneur. Aside from writing, she spends her time researching on anything that has her curiosity piqued. In 2016, her essay was shortlisted for a prize. She hopes to actually win something someday. ?

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