• Nigeria spends $22bn yearly on food imports – Lokpobiri

    Nigeria spends $22bn yearly on food imports – Lokpobiri

    The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has said that Nigeria spends about $22bn a year on food importation.

    Lokpobiri made this known on Saturday at a town hall meeting with stakeholders in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

    Before the town hall meeting which took place at the auditorium of Achievers Farms Limited, the minister and his entourage had visited many farms in the state.

    He said the development had led to the astronomical rise in prices of rice and […]

  • Bag of rice may sell for N40,000 by December – Lokpobiri

    Bag of rice may sell for N40,000 by December – Lokpobiri

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has said that Nigeria spends about $22bn a year on importation of food.

    Lokpobiri made this known on Saturday at a town hall meeting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

    He said the development had led to the astronomical rise in price of rice and other commodities, stressing that if Nigerians failed to produce some of the items being imported, before December the price of rice would skyrocket to […]

  • Africa now dumping ground for poisonous, expired food – says Agric Minister, Lokpobiri

    Africa now dumping ground for poisonous, expired food – says Agric Minister, Lokpobiri

    Minister of State, Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, said African countries are now dumping ground for poisonous and expired food which are imported.

    Lokpobiri made the statement during a press conference at the weekend.

    According to him, African countries had suffered serious setbacks in the agricultural sector as most food exporters in Europe and Asia had taken advantage of the food crisis and poverty in Africa to ship in food not healthy for human consumption.
    He further called on youths in […]