Garba Shehu Says Nigeria Is Now Second Largest Producer Of Rice In The World

Published 3 years ago by: CLARA JANCITA
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If the words of the media aide to President Buhari are to be considered valid, Nigeria has swiftly attained an international feat in rice production. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, says Nigeria has achieved the status of second largest producer of rice in the world..
Malam Garba said this in Abuja at the weekend at a special interactive session with the youths organized by Citizens Support for Good Governance in Nigeria (SGGN). The presidential media aide, who spoke on the efforts being made by President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the economy, called for more patience. He said the government met a situation in which the economy had been ravaged, while the people had been used to lifestyles that could no longer be sustained.
 
He said,
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“No country will develop when you have to import virtually everything, including tooth pick and tissue paper. All the food we eat in this country was being imported. So, all of the money earned was just going to buy food.
“But as I speak to you now, Nigeria just achieved the record of the second largest producer of rice in the world. The rice revolution just started a year ago. Some of you from Nasarawa know the kind of things going on there. A newspaper did an investigation in Kebbi and they found out that there were 48,000 new millionaires in Kebbi state alone last year for growing rice.
“This over reliance on oil has killed this country and we cannot continue like this. So, the diversification of the economy means more money will be in the hands of ordinary Nigerians. And there will be widespread prosperity all over the country.”  

 
He said the government intended to reach the target of 500,000 jobs this year, having stopped at over 300,000 last year because the economy could not support it.
He expressed happiness that
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“the economy is getting better, oil price is going up and the policies of government in the Niger Delta are beginning to calm things down”.

Malam Garba added that
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“exploration and exportation of oil is growing, gas is coming back and power is getting better”. “So, all we require of you is to be patient, President Muhammadu Buhari is a long distance runner. He is not looking for short-term gain that people will just clap at him and those advantages just disappear. He wants to build a future of prosperity, a future that will be everlasting -something that will stay for generation upon generation.
 
“And I assure that this is a beginning of the good things to come. We assure you that you support for President Buhari is not misplaced. It is well situated. We encourage you to continue to invest your future in the hands of the government PMB. Change will come to you.”



beneno at 20-02-2017 12:43PM (3 years ago)
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gogoman at 20-02-2017 12:51PM (3 years ago)
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THEN MAKE BAG OF RICE BE 3K NA
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dynasty4all at 20-02-2017 01:08PM (3 years ago)
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GOVT OF LIE
I HAVE NEVER SEEN A GOVT THAT SPECIALIZE IN LIES LIKE BUHARIS GOVT............
FROM FEMI ADESIN, LIAR MOHAMED ...
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morolayo at 20-02-2017 01:22PM (3 years ago)
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Okay
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Larry28 at 20-02-2017 01:47PM (3 years ago)
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akinmanchy at 20-02-2017 02:32PM (3 years ago)
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DrSoba at 20-02-2017 02:40PM (3 years ago)
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Tell this man to shutup.
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james987 at 20-02-2017 02:49PM (3 years ago)
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Lol
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osarobo62 at 20-02-2017 02:59PM (3 years ago)
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Top 10 Rice Producing Countries in the World   
Rank   Country   Annual Production (1000 metric tons)
February 2016
1   China   144,560
2   India   104,800
3   Indonesia   35,560
4   Bangladesh   34,500
5   Vietnam   28,234
6   Thailand   18,750
7   Burma   12,600
8   Philippines   11,915
9   Brazil   8,465
10   Japan   7,842

Nigeria wasn't even in top 10 last year. so they just jumped over the others.....bloody liar
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mensch at 20-02-2017 03:31PM (3 years ago)
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If things are improving in Nigeria

Tumb up for Ag .osibanjo who is listening to Nigerians  and doing the right thing.
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Deltaboy1 at 20-02-2017 04:39PM (3 years ago)
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liar
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Afriqueenn at 20-02-2017 06:43PM (3 years ago)
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Shameless liar... Second largest.  And the citizens are eating Chinese plastic rice.
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Zadok1 at 20-02-2017 07:15PM (3 years ago)
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Quote from: osarobo62 on 20-02-2017 02:59PM
Top 10 Rice Producing Countries in the World   
Rank   Country   Annual Production (1000 metric tons)
February 2016
1   China   144,560
2   India   104,800
3   Indonesia   35,560
4   Bangladesh   34,500
5   Vietnam   28,234
6   Thailand   18,750
7   Burma   12,600
8   Philippines   11,915
9   Brazil   8,465
10   Japan   7,842

Nigeria wasn't even in top 10 last year. so they just jumped over the others.....bloody liar


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jeroba1 at 20-02-2017 09:47PM (3 years ago)
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