Stakeholders in the nation’s economy and other Nigerians have expressed their concerns and pain over the government’s approach to stem food smuggling by shutting the nation’s land borders. Rice is unarguably the most consumed staple in Nigeria. An average Nigerian consumes rice at least once a day. You would hardly find a food vendor who doesn’t sell rice. This alone is attributed to the high demand from consumers. Unlike in the past when rice was only eaten on special occasions, rice has become a meal that is eaten endlessly and all year round.
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