FG plans to stop smuggling of food out of Nigeria- Minister

Nigeria imports $6bn wheat in five years
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammad Abubakar

 

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammad Abubakar, has said that the Federal Government was working with the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and other agencies to stop the smuggling of food out of Nigeria.

Abubakar made this known during a working visit to the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan in Oyo State.

According to him, the country has food security, hence, the need to curtail the smuggling of food out of the country.

“One of the things we are doing is dry season farming, which is beginning next month, and we will intensify that. We also make sure that all the agencies that we are working with, the customs, for example, do not allow smuggling of food out of this country. This is because what we don’t want to have a food shortage. We have no shortage of food right now. I am telling you categorically,” he said.



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