Ekiti State Agriculture Commissioner, Prince Olabode Adetoyi, has disclosed the state authorities’s plan to provide over a million metric tonnes of rice yearly.
Olabode, who lamented the nation’s unquantifiable loss from importation of rice, stated, “Ekiti Rice Pyramid Venture’ is a part of makes an attempt to discourage importation of rice and increase native manufacturing of extremely nutritious rice.”
The commissioner, who spoke in Ado Ekiti on Saturday at a press convention heralding the official launch of Ekiti Rice Pyramid Venture and inauguration of the 2021 moist season rice cultivation on Tuesday, stated the state was already embarking on huge manufacturing of rice to have the ability to meet each native and exterior calls for.
He stated, “The state authorities has introduced in traders who’re able to spend money on planting and processing of rice. The rice produced within the state can be commonplace and stone free.”
He assured rice farmers and traders of enough
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