As the price hike in the sale of rice continues as a result of the country’s new economic policies, the business-minded people in the South-east have rolled out a subsidized local rice which is now in circulation.
The Anambra rice pictured after production in the factory
According to a report by Channels Television, the Governor Willie Obiano-led Anambra State government, says it is increasing efforts to close the gap in Nigeria’s rice production and emerging as the third largest producer of rice in the nation making efforts to shift its revenue source away from crude oil sales.
Photos making rounds online and on social media, shows that the state is stepping up in its bid to be the largest producer of one of Nigeria’s most common foods in the country.
Local residents queueing to purchase the product
It was gathered from online sources that the Anambra State rice is now in circulation in Awka Market, Onitsha, Aba, Abakaliki, Uyo, and are currently selling at N9,000 per bag as against the N17,000-N20,000 which other foreign rice sells in the market.
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