• Ebonyi governor bans sale of foreign rice in markets and shops across the state

    Ebonyi governor bans sale of foreign rice in markets and shops across the state

    Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has ordered the confiscation of foreign Rice in different markets, shops and other selling points of the products across the state.

    Governor Umahi had recently made the pronounced banning the sell of foreign rice in the State, claiming health dangers associated with Foreign rice as basis for his decision.

    The state governor who made the disclosure in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital while performing the ground breaking ceremony of ultra modern Kpirikpiri market urged residents of […]

  • Ebonyi state bans consumption of foreign rice

    Ebonyi state bans consumption of foreign rice

    Ebonyi State has banned consumption of foreign rice at public functions to pave way for the full return of the popular Abakaliki rice.

    Governor David Umahi, who stated this after inspection of Iboko and Ikwo rice mill clusters, said he had directed persons who cook for the state government to turn to indigenous rice forthwith.

    According to him:”The parboiling process Abakaliki rice undergoes makes it durable, unlike the imported rice which does not undergo parboiling.

    “That is why after six months it becomes […]

  • I no longer eat foreign rice, says Governor Ikpeazu

    I no longer eat foreign rice, says Governor Ikpeazu

    The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has ordered that foreign rice should be taken out of his menu, even as he mandated all members of his executive council and principal officers to own a farm before the end of the year.

    The Governor disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists during his quarterly press briefing at the banquet hall of the Government House in Umuahia, the state capital.

    He explained that his decision to take foreign rice out of his […]