The Federal Government, said it had  released funds for the construction of 10 large-scale integrated rice mills with 320 metric tonnes capacity per day.

The Federal Government, said it had  released funds for the construction of 10 large-scale integrated rice mills with 320 metric tonnes capacity per day.

The Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mohammad Abubakar,  said this in Abuja at the fifth edition of the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration Scorecard 2015-2017 series.

The scorecard series is organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture to showcase the achievements of the administration in over seven years of being in office.

Presenting the achievements of his ministry, the minister said construction of the ten large-scale rice mills was part of the resolve of the administration for the country not only to be self-sufficient in the staple, but for export.

He said the location of the mills were Jigawa, Kano, Adamawa, Niger, Kaduna, Gombe, Ekiti, Ogun, Bayelsa States and the FCT.