The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria RIFAN says Nigerians now consume rice worth 1.2 billion naira daily.
The President of the Association, Aminu Goronyo disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Abuja.
Goronyo explained that from 2015 till date, there was no official exchange of currencies for rice importation into the country as it was in the past.
He said that Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN’s intervention through its Anchor Borrowers programme made Nigeria to achieve rice sufficiency with such high consumption of locally produced rice.
He commended the CBN for its interventions in ensuring rice sufficiency in the country.
The President warned the general public to be wary of fraudsters who might want to use the name of the association for selfish interest.
He specifically, warned that there was nothing like “RIFAN CBN Modern Anchor Borrowers Contractor” as published in some newspapers and urged the public to disregard it.