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Nigeria’s Rice Revolution Incomplete Without Kebbi – Lai Mohammed



The minister of information , Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that the history of rice revolution in Nigeria is not complete without Kebbi state.

The minister stated this in government house Birnin Kebbi yesterday while on courtesy call to governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu .

He said he was on visit to Kebbi State along with cross section of journalist to tour the state in order to tell Nigerians what Kebbi government is doing about the rice revolution in the country.

‘’’ We are here to tell Nigerians what Kebbi government is doing in agricultural sector , history of rice revolution in Nigeria is not complete without Kebbi “”, he said.

According to him since the rice revolution started two years ago in the country, the program spearheaded by Kebbi has witnessed influx of farmers from 5 to 12 million farmers embraced the program.

He also added that journalist were invited to tour the state and interact with farmers to tell the achievements recorded in the agricultural sector in order to prove detractors and synics wrong .

On his part, governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu who expressed his delight over the visit, charged the visiting journalist to give proper account of the farming revolution in Kebbi.

He said that apart from the agricultural potential the state has, Kebbi is a home of historical and cultural events like the Argungu International Fishing and cultural festival, the Fulani Hutungo cultural festival, the Rigatta festival in Yauri and the Uhola festival in Zuru emirate.

Bagudu maintained that the spate of Fulani / farmers clashes across the country was as a result climate change .


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