The All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Kaduna State Chapter, has urged governors to invest much in rice production to enable Nigeria to achieve self-sufficiency in rice.
The Chairman of the chapter, Alhaji Nuhu Aminu, told newsmen in Zaria that the investment became imperative in view of Nigeria’s need for food security.
Aminu urged governors of other states to emulate Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos who invested in rice in Kebbi.
According to the AFAN leader, locally-produced rice is more nutritious than imported rice.
Aminu pleaded with well-meaning Nigerians to encourage the federal government in its diversification efforts by investing more in agriculture.
He said that investing in agriculture would actualize the diversification and create jobs.