The Speaker of Nigeria’s Federal House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has asserted that the Federal Government’s ban on foreign rice is yielding the desired results.
He was speaking in Lagos at his annual End of the Year Grassroots Empowerment Programme on Sunday, December, 22 2019.
The Speaker said the masses are now forced to now consume locally farmed products, especially Nigerian rice following the closure of the nation’s land borders.
He said the impact of closing Nigeria’s borders to foreign rice is yielding results.
He stressed that so many farmers are now smiling to the bank.
He, however, denied claims by some Nigerians that the current National Assembly is a rubber stamp of the executive arm, stressing that good collaboration between the two arms is always in the best interest of Nigerians.