Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, has cautioned Nigerians to stop buying smuggled rice.
According to him most of the rice smuggled into the country are expired and meant to be fed to animals. Mohammed made this known while speaking with journalists in his Oro country home yesterday August 21st.
“The rice being imported now are not fit for consumption in their countries of origin. They are also being subsidised and sent here even in credit because those people know that they are unfit for consumption; they are only fit for animals. Imported rice are mostly smuggled into the country because they cannot pass NAFDAC test. No Nigerian rice is more than one year old but the imported ones have spent even six years in their countries”, he said.