Anambra State is one of the Nigerian states that have proved true federalism is realistic and practicable in Nigeria with a self-sustaining and viable local economy
Governor Willie Obiano’s People’s Democratic Party-led government has successfully produced tonnes of rice for commercial consumption in support of the #BuyNaijaToGrowTheNaira campaign aimed at developing the ailing economy of Nigeria, improving the value of the naira, creating jobs and other economic benefits accrued to a favourable balance of payment.
A Twitter user, May Ubeku announced that the local rice which has been tested for an outstanding quality and taste costs an affordable sum of N9,000 per bag which is a far cry from imported rice which costs a whooping sum of N25,000 and above.
The rice is currently available in Onitsha for wholesale and retail. Nigerians have been urged to patronise local products to encourage the growth and development of local industries.
Niger, Kebbi, Kaduna, Lagos and Anambra States have been championing the cause of local rice production since the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari who placed a partial ban on the importation of rice which costs Nigeria a gargantuan sum of N365 billion in a year, according to statistics from the Central Bank of Nigeria.