SCIENTIFIC METHODS, ONLY PANACEA TO BOOST RICE PRODUCTION....BAGUDU

SCIENTIFIC METHODS, ONLY PANACEA TO BOOST RICE PRODUCTION....BAGUDU

FROM : AYODELE AJOGE,  BIRNIN-KEBBI.


Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has hinted  that only through the scientific methods of rice planting could boost rice production in Nigeria, adding that Nigeria remain an investment destination of West Africa and other parts of the world.

Bagudu whio spoke in Birnin Kebbi when the Chairman of Wacot rice, Alhaji Faruk Gumel led other officials of the company on a courtesy visit to him  was highly optimistic that Nigerian Rice Farmers could double their production with the application of scientific methods which he described as necessary in modern time.

He thanked Wacot Ltd. for supporting farmers with improved rice seeds, and expressed happiness that the company has demonstrated that Nigeria is an investment destination.

Gov. Bagudu pointed out that the second rice mill established by Wacot in Argungu was a testimony to this objective which has also facilitated self sufficiency in rice production attained by the country.

"Wacot has really demonstrated that this is real and we can feed our immediate neighbours and other parts of the world especially with rice. They are now doubling their capacity and work is in progress, they have promised to commission the project before May 29, 2023 and from what i saw, it will be real." He said.

The Chairman of Wacot Ltd., Mallam Faruq Gumel told the governor the purpose of their visit which according to him is to ensuring an enhanced agricultural production with possible support from financial institutions.

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