• Nigeria imports $18m tooth picks yearly – Minister

    Nigeria imports $18m tooth picks yearly – Minister

    It was gathered that the Federal Government yesterday bemoaned Nigeria’s over dependence on imports for its daily needs including food items.

    Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh said it was ridiculous that the country spends over $18m annually on importation of tooth picks.

    Asked how he arrived at the figure, he said it was from a recent Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) report, stressing that it was pathetic that Nigeria was spending its hard earned resources on non-essential items. […]