Thailand To Establish Rice Mills In Nigeria, Says Lai Mohammed
Following the cut down on the importation of rice from Thailand from 644,000 metric tonnes two years ago to a little over 20,000MT currently, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has revealed Thailand’s readiness to establish a rice mill in the country.
Mohammed, disclosed this during a tour of some rice farms in Kebbi State.
“As we speak today, Thailand rice growers are making passionate appeal to the Federal Government. What they are doing now is that they want to set up rice mills in Nigeria, which means we have won,” Mohammed stated.
When asked again to explain why Thailand rice producers were pushing to set up mills in Nigeria, Mohammed replied, “Yes, Thailand wants to set up several rice mills in Nigeria because we have stopped importing from them.”