This was made on Monday in an telephone interview with NAN in Abuja by the National President of RIFAN ( Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria) Mr. Aminu Goronyo, who responds to the current action of Ebonyi State Government on putting a ban on the sale of foreign rice in the state.
Mr. Goronyo said that the action of the Ebonyi State Government would encourage local production of rice and also improved the country economy.
He stated: “We are going to Ebonyi State to pay a solidarity visit to the governor for that kind of effort that he made. It is a commendable effort and we urge all the state governors in this country to follow suit.
“I think, it is part of efforts to make Nigerians to eat Nigeria's homegrown rice. We have available rice that we produce locally,''.
Following the current recession in Nigerian, the federal governments have to take further step to end the problem which the country is experiencing, and banning foreign rice is one the way of ending the country recession.
The amount of money spent on foreign rice is so much while spending the money on local rice will eventually stable the country economy.