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Border Closure: ‘Nigerian Rice Farmers Smiling To The Bank’ – Mustapha Shehuri

Border Closure: ‘Nigerian Rice Farmers Smiling To The Bank’ – Mustapha Shehuri

The closure of Nigerian borders has energised rice farmers in the country who are now smiling to the bank due, the Minister for State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Shehuri, has said. According to a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the agriculture ministry, Mr Shehuri said this at the Livestock House of the ministry in Mando, Kaduna State on Saturday. “They are smiling to the banks with the impressive sales they have recorded and this opportunity has created more jobs, not only in rice production but also livestock and other commodities,” he said. Apart from the closure of the borders, which the minister says has benefitted the rice farmers, the federal government has also implemented major policies to favour local production of rice, Nigeria’s major staple ...

FG Commissions 100-unit Housing Estate In Imo

The Federal Government has successfully completed a 100-unit housing estate in Imo State under the Ministerial Pilot Housing Project of the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. The project was built through the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria to provide low cost housing for public workers across Nigeria. The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Shehuri, said the Federal Government through the ministry would continue to strive to ensure that the challenge of housing deficit in Nigeria was surmounted. He added that it was government’s plan to build mass housing units across the country for public workers over the next three years through a Public-Private Partnership arrangement. The minister was speaking in company of the Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, w...

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