• Nigeria and Vietnam to partner on rice importation

    Nigeria and Vietnam to partner on rice importation

    Mr. Ngo Hoan, the Deputy Director-General at the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade, has announced the Vietnamese government’s plan to begin rice exportation to Nigeria.

    Ngo, who spoke on the sidelines of a Vietnam/Nigeria Business Forum on Monday in Lagos, said that his government and the Nigerian authorities were already discussing the plan.

    Ngo, a deputy director-general of South West Asia and Africa Market Department, said that more Vietnamese companies were becoming interested in Nigeria’s big market for their products.

    He said, “The Vietnamese government is […]

  • Ekiti NLC faults ban on rice importation

    Ekiti NLC faults ban on rice importation

    Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Ekiti State has faulted the total ban on the importation of rice and some other food items into the country, saying certain steps are necessary to prevent famine and hunger in the country.

    NLC state chairman, Comrade Ade Adesanmi, consequently urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to lift the ban immediately and set a time limit to give room for cultivation of enough rice and the other food items in the country.

    NLC, in a statement […]

  • There is no food in Nigeria, open the borders for rice importation – Sultan begs Customs

    There is no food in Nigeria, open the borders for rice importation – Sultan begs Customs

    The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has appealed to the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, to consider the plight of Nigerians and open the borders to allow for the importation of food.

    Speaking in his palace in Sokoto, when he played host to the Comptroller-General of the Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd) yesterday, the Sultan said the closure of the border has brought about hardship as food community are scarce in the country.

    He said, “The policy should be revisited with […]