50kg bag of rice now N8,000 in Ebonyi – CBN | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Central Bank of Nigeria Tuesday in Yenagoa said that a 50 kg bag of Nigeria rice is selling in Ebonyi for N8,000. This was disclosed by the Acting Director, Corporate Communication, CBN, Mr Isaac Okoroafor, in Bayelsa State.


Speaking at a sensitization workshop for the CBN Anchor programme for farmers, he said: “We should eat Nigerian rice provided for by the CBN Anchor Programme; 50 Kg of local rice is now N8, 000 in Ebonyi.

Already, the Abia Government has ordered rice from Ebonyi for Christmas,”. He said that the Anchor Borrowers Programme for the promotion of Agriculture has set the country to begin exportation of rice by 2017.

According to him, farmers in Kebbi, Jigawa, Ebonyi, Sokoto and Cross River states, among others, have already keyed into the programme, resulting in massive rice cultivation. He said the country would achieve self-sustenance in rice production if the momentum was sustained, adding that the country should commence exportation of locally produced rice by 2017. Okorafor said Kebbi State had already harvested one million tons of rice, adding that Ebonyi’s harvest had outstripped the earmarked production for the year.

“The development is encouraging and by the end of 2017, we will not only meet our national demand which is between six and seven million tons but have surplus to export. “We must rid ourselves of eating foreign rice that has been stored for over nine years in Thailand, Vietnam and India. Nigerian rice is fresh and healthier.

He further said: “What we have done with this programme so far is to create jobs through farming, especially for the unemployed youths. “Nigerian youths must wake up, dust themselves up and join this worthy campaign. “Remember that the status of our farmers is now better due to the support they are receiving as a result of government’s policy. Our currency is weak because we engaged in needless importation of all kinds of food stuffs, including tooth picks; the government is determined to stop this.”

The Branch Controller, CBN, Yenagoa, Mr. Oke Nwajah, said the state was blessed with rich wet soil that supported rice cultivation. He therefore, urged the farmers to take pride in farming, adding that the Anchor Borrowers Programme was an intervention to reduce their burden.

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  1. Very good initiative if sustained.

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  2. Good news. People like isiaka aka elmatosky will never be happy to see this. Jay 2 abuja

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    1. Hi jay2 just curious to know how you got to find out the two are same person?

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    2. @Jay 2, its not even about been happy the fact is these guys will never believe cz their minds had been bastardized by the Nigerian system really I think they are the most affected its better if the state government can take a step further to deliver some bags to their door step I think that will change their mind that Nigeria can still be great if we all work together instead of raining insults on one another.

      Anyway @isiaka, I'm still expecting my daily dose of Sai Rice! Sai Gari!Sai Ojukwu!Sai Bianca!Sai Ebonyi/Apc/Buhari/Alimodu Sheri/whatever existed! Lol.

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    3. Hahahaha! You de Abuja? OK you be PA to PA to SA to Baba!
      See this one we de Ghetto for Nassarawa state wan claim .No be Nyanya you de as you commot from Suleja in Niger state. I know you!

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    4. IDIOTS @Jay 2, Abba Eba and the annoying anonymous, I guys are the reason why our wicked and selfish politicians are milking us dey. When has CBN becomes Ministry of Agriculture? I have called my relations in Ebonyi to confirm this LIES and they have confirmed it as a very BIG LAI- this time without Mohammed.
      How can Isiaka be = El MATOSKY? This shows that you BASTARDS ate truly DUMB. I pity your gullibility. MUMUs!

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  3. CBN Rice Kwo? Lies and deceit continues! When has CBN become ministry of agriculture in Nigeria and Ebonyi state? Very clueless useless people and government with their crude and vodoo economic practices in this 21 st century.
    So, Ebonyi should now supply the whole Nigeria their rice need at that price Sabi? Elementary economics tells you otherwise when demand out pace demand. It is a pity the level of knowledge and intuition by people making critical deceptions in Nigeria now!
    Chanji dole!
    Sai Baba!
    Sai Oyegun!

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  4. CBN corporate communication man giving us Agriculture information. Agriculture go soon tell us how much dollar CBN give BDC. Nigeria we hail thee

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  5. Bravo to the team that workedgeree hard to take us to this level. God bless NigerIan and shame to the enemies of this country.

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  6. To me all these are stories until this is available to the masses, it remains a paper talk. If plaintain can be gotten in Sokoto, why is this so called N8,000 rice not available in Aba, PHC, Warri, Benin and other cities close to the sources, it is not true.

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  7. I know and believe it is very possible get our needs of rice, cooking oils, beans, plantains, soya beans, cassava and many Agric products if we are ready to do so.

    We must first decide our needs and readiness. We must monitor those entrusted with research allocation in Nigeria.

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  8. I know and believe it is very possible get our needs of rice, cooking oils, beans, plantains, soya beans, cassava and many Agric products if we are ready to do so.

    We must first decide our needs and readiness. We must monitor those entrusted with research allocation in Nigeria.

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