Rice is still banned for importation to nigeria, that’s according to the statement released by the Nigerian custom service debunking report that the service had lifted the ban on importation of rice to nigeria
currently the price of a bag of rice in nigeria is between the rage of 18-20 thousand naira. the main reason for this high cost is due to the ban on the importation of rice to the country.
Circulating yesterday was a report that the Nigerian costum has finally decided to lift the ban on rice import,however this report has been shunned by the Nigerian customs which linked such report to some forces behind rice smuggling who are recycling an old report under a different circumstance to create confusion
Debunking the false story,Wale Adeniyi, the service public relations officer of the Nigerian customs said rice remains banned through land borders, adding that the service has the commitment of partnered government agencies and stakeholders to ensure that the ban is enforced.
“First, we like to reiterate the position that importation of Rice remains banned through our Land Borders, and we have the commitment of Partner Government Agencies and Stakeholders to enforce this restriction. While this restriction is in force, Rice imports through the Ports are still allowed subject to payment of extant charges.”
It will be noted that the report of the lifting of ban on rice importation was from a interview in october 2015 which was referred to by some online news websites