Unilorin don advises federal government on rice importation banning
Written by Morenike Adebayo on July 28, 2016
An Economist with the department of Economics University of llorin, Professor Gbolahan AbdulGafar has urged the Federal Government to re-consider its decision on the ban on importation of rice and other essential food. AbdulGar who made the suggestion during an interview with newsmen in llorin said the ban has led to outrageous prices of the commodity. According to the Economist, rice which remains a staple food for several Nigerians has now become difficult to buy as a result of exorbitant prices.
While lauding the Federal Government intension which is aimed at aiding the mass production of local rice, the don advises the Federal Government to flood the market with rice and other food items before banning the importation of rice.