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 […]
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, […]