Nigeria slams low quality Thai rice
- Published: 20 Nov 2012 at 14.07
- Online news:
A Nigerian minister has criticised Thailand and India for exporting old rice stocks to the African country.
Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina has publicly warned that some rice exporters, particularly Thailand and India, are dumping their old rice stocks, some of which are 10-15 years old, on Nigeria.
According to a Nigerian Tribune report on Monday, Mr Adesina said during the 2012 annual lecture of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) in Lagos that the cheap foreign rice is hurting local rice producers and may cost the country up to US$150 million annually.
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