• Nigeria to stop buying Russia’s wheat – Minister

    Nigeria to stop buying Russia’s wheat – Minister

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hajiya Khadija Abba-Ibrahim, has said that Nigeria will soon stop the importation of wheat from Russia.

    Abba-Ibrahim, represented by Amb. Baba Garba, Director, European Affairs in the ministry, said on Friday in Abuja at the end of the fourth Joint Commission meeting between Russia and Nigeria.

    “We import a lot of wheat from Russia and we are telling Russia that this has to stop.

    “We want the Russian companies and farmers to come […]

  • Nigeria spends $10m daily on wheat – El-Rufai

    Nigeria spends $10m daily on wheat – El-Rufai

    Nigeria spends $10 million daily on importation of wheat into the country, just as 90 percent of the total wheat consumed in the country is imported, Governor Nasir el-Rufai, of Kaduna state has said.

    Addressing the flag-off of a 3-day 2016 pre-season training workshop for 6,000 youths on wheat production, processing and utilization organised by the Lake Chad Research Institution Maiduguri in conjunction with Kaduna state government, aimed at reversing the trend, el-Rufai said the training will engage the youth and […]

  • 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, […]