The Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila says the current border closure by the Federal Government is yielding good results as Nigerian farmers are “smiling to the bank.”
Gbajabiamila said the action by the Federal Government has forced Nigerians to consume locally farmed products, especially Nigerian rice.
Gbajabiamila spoke in Surulere, Lagos State, on Sunday at his annual End of the Year Grassroots Empowerment Programme.
The Speaker said: “I must say the impact of closing Nigeria’s borders to foreign rice is yielding results. I am sure so many farmers are now smiling to the bank.
The volume of Christmas rice sales made by Nigerian farmers speaks to the emerging culture of eating what we grow.”
This is even as the Speaker provided cash grants to some 500…