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Ebonyi State has banned consumption of foreign rice at public functions to pave way for the full return of the popular Abakaliki rice.

Governor David Umahi, who stated this after inspection of Iboko and Ikwo rice mill clusters, said he had directed persons who cook for the state government to turn to indigenous rice forthwith.

According to him:”The parboiling process Abakaliki rice undergoes makes it durable, unlike the imported rice which does not undergo parboiling.

“That is why after six months it becomes chaff and unhealthy for consumption.

“That is why we have banned our cooks from cooking any other rice except Abakaliki rice.”

Umahi said the parboiling plants, fully installed in the two locations, would enhance massive rice production in the state.

He expressed confidence that the price of local rice, which hitherto skyrocketed, would drop gradually when government policies on rice production are fully implemented.

The governor further explained that the available rice mills were not enough.

He assured his government had concluded plans to establish three more rice mills in the state.

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  1. Nice one. Even if the rice has stone, we'll be eating it cos with time it will be perfected.

    OGUN STATE should Start Producing Cocoa and other states too.
    Our Sleeping Brain is waking up small small.
    Kudos to Our President for Pouring Water on our sleepin Face...

  2. That is the way to go. Nigeria will get better, it is a matter of time


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