The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, says the federal government is considering banning the importation of more items being produced or with the potential of being produced in Nigeria.
“Any commodity Nigeria has the potential of producing or we are currently producing will be banned from being imported.
“This is to preserve the country’s foreign exchange and ensure national development,” he said.
Nigeria has put strong foreign exchange restrictions on the importation of many food items including rice and poultry.
The government has also shut Nigeria’s land borders to stop the land importation of such items as well as check smuggling.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Nanono also said the closure of the Nigerian border does…