Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, over the weekend announced that the Federal Government will stabilize the price of rice to make it affordable to everybody nationwide.
This he said will commence from the month of April.
Ogbeh said to reduce the over dependence and importation of rice into the country, government will have to boost wheat production and other cereals, announcing that over 300,000 hectares of land would be used to improve upon wheat planting.
“The government will continue to support farmers to encourage agricultural activity, enhance food security and employment generation in the country,” he said.
For Ogbeh, Nigerians must embrace agriculture in order to enhance their welfare and enable them become self-reliant.