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Read Why Ebonyi Government Banned Sale Of Foreign Rice In Markets In The State

The Ebonyi Government is to enforce its ban on the sale of foreign rice in markets and other outlets in the State. Gov. David Umahi made the disclosure on Monday. According to him, the order would soon be enforced to ensure that the residents patronised home-grown Ebonyi Rice.

He said:

“I will personally lead a task-force, consisting of the State Executive Council members to various markets and enforce the order. Individuals who are selling the produce will provide certification of its quality because most of the rice brought into the state is not parboiled.

Any rice that is not parboiled after six months turns to chaff as most of them brought into the country stay for about 10 years before being imported. The rice then becomes poisonous and we have banned cooking of non-Ebonyi rice inside the state’s Government House, hotels and public functions.

The governor remarked that the state had three functional rice mills and would inaugurate mills in the 13 LGAs of the state before the end of 2017.umaha

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  • Mezzy Gilbert

    I think say na bc of d plastic rice sef

  • emekachilaka

    hmmm that is not the best thing to do for this time o

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    This is not it, what of people that already have thousands of bags of foreign rice.. …Mr Governor dey think well ooo. .

  • vivian Ify

    OK o…
    We have heard

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    He is just making noise, he can’t even try that when Ebonyi state got rice mills that mostly enagage in only foreign rice.

  • WillieBravo

    Okay! I see the initiative of the govt but I really do hope the production of the local farmers meet what’s required to adequately feed the state.

  • A very good one…i like this

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      What are your points for liking such decision of the Governor?

  • kayode akinsanya

    Good one, we should patronize our own made

  • chika bibian

    Hunger don finish them be that

  • WillieBravo

    Okay o.

  • badmos

    God bless you sir! Those who are against u will rot in hell o. It will even help dis economy.

    • Olovo Obinna

      U funny sha….

      • badmos

        Okay o. I don consult oracle and dey don approve am sharperly.

        • Olovo Obinna

          Heheheeheheh…ok ooo

  • Olovo Obinna

    Ebonyi have fertile land to plant rice…the question is…can d state government support local farmers to plant n harvest rice that will be enough for me state n neighbouring states as well?

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      That is where it’s difficulty lies, Ebonyi is known for rice but him as the Governor cannot do anything to encourage the farmers……..

      • Olovo Obinna

        Hahahahahahaha….them the use media the deceive people just like what’s happening in anambra oh

        • Cornel Nwankwo

          Hmmmmmmmmm
          Leave our Anambra alone abeg

          • Olovo Obinna

            Hehehehehehehhe

        • Kenny D Osonwa

          Guy na wetin

          • Olovo Obinna

            Lolzzzz

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