• Nigeria spends $6bn on wheat importation annually – IAR Director

    Nigeria spends $6bn on wheat importation annually – IAR Director

    Director, Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Umar-Abubakar, has said that Nigeria’s wheat import bill stood at $6 billion annually.

    Umar-Abubakar said this in Zaria, Kaduna State.

    He said that Nigeria produced only three per cent of wheat it consumed, while the remaining 97 per cent was being imported. Umar-Abubakar said the country had the capacity to produce enough quantity of wheat needed for local processing and consumption.

    “We have the capacity to produce enough wheat not only for our consumption, […]