Rice Importation Ban, Border Closure & Govt Wickedness - Chidi Cali

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No Nigerian is against any sensible plan by the govt to grow the economy, as far as it is not designed to impoverish or cause pain to ordinary people. However, my questions on the rice ban and border closure are:-

1] Why did the govt not ban Importation of Cars as we have Car Plants like Innoson?
2] Why is the Govt still involved in Health Tourism instead of patronising local Hospitals?
3] Why are they importing Fuel while we have Crude oil in abundant?
The govt will remember the need to grow Economics (on papers) when the little thing (FOOD) that relates to the ordinary people is concerned.
Rice producing states, Kaduna, Benue, Taraba, Ebonyi, Plateau, Borno, Enugu are under Fulani Herdsmen's siege as farmers can't go to the farm. It makes no sense stopping importation when local production cannot bridge the demand gap.

Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) with headquarter in Rome, Italy said last week that Nigeria needs external Food assistance to stop hunger in her country. Closing the border in the South or Banning Rice will worsen this appalling state.

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PICTURES: Rice Smugglers from the Open Border of the Niger Republic and Katsina State. © Chidi Cali

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