Let’s do a facts check on the positives of the Buhari Administration!
～ President Buhari’s government have attributed the nation’s reduced rice importation figures to the effectiveness of the government’s ‘rice revolution’. But how true is this claim?
FACT CHECK: Independent check revealed that in 2016, about 58,260MT of rice was imported into Nigeria from Thailand, according to the Thai Rice Exporters Association.
This represents a huge reduction when compared to about 805,765 MT recorded in 2015. By November 2017, the figure reduced to 23,192 MT and between January and November 2018, the figure had crashed to 6,277 MT.
Within the years, the Thai Exporters statistics show that there had been a 72.9 per cent reduction in quantity of export to Nigeria while the export value had also crashed by 72.2 per cent. This, clearly, confirms that there has been reduction in Nigeria’s rice import figures.
— Premium Times