Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has urged Nigerians to stop eating

“If we work and pray, we will banish poverty from our environment. Rice was not a staple food in Nigeria before 1980. Ofada rice was the only rice eaten during festivities. We should return to the time when we were eating indigenous rice,” he said.

“We have cassava, plantain, beans and yam. We should return to the time when we were eating our indigenous foods. Secondly, we should embrace family planning.

“I am not asking you to kill the ones you have given birth to but we should stop the erroneous belief that we would be sick if we don’t give birth to all the children in our body,” he added.

Meanwhile, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh has warned Nigerians against eating rice too often.

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Ogbeh also complained about the volume of products imported into the country.