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‘Milling companies are the obstacle to cheaper local rice’

Siddik Abdullahi, chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Kwara state chapter
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Despite the rhetoric on increasing rice production, the price of local rice remains considerably high, even when found in the markets. However, the cost of paddy, which is essentially the raw material, has been on the decline for about three years now.  Siddik Abdullahi, chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Kwara state chapter, in…

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