The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, says Nigeria has succeeded in reducing the importation of food items by 60 per cent from 2015 to date.

Emefiele said that the government, in the process, saved 800 million dollars.

The reduction was affected on five major food items such as rice, wheat, sugar, tomatoes and milk.

At a special town hall meeting on government’s agriculture intervention in Jigawa state, he explained that 1.4 billion dollars was spent on the importation of the five commodities by 2013, and 678.6million dollars was spent at the end of 2017.

 

 

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