Soaring Price of Rice in Nigeria Caused by Activities of Smugglers ~ Finance Minister

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed has said that the soaring price of rice in Nigeria is as a result of activities of smugglers in the country. 

The minister while interacting with newsmen,  explained that smuggling activities affect the economy and well-being of Nigerians, describing as unfortunate  when some bad Nigerians continue to smuggle in goods and products which the government has  banned the importation. 

She added that there are some unpatriotic Nigerians who import substandard rice into the country, some of which were not edible, revealing that it was in the course of getting more profit that such Nigerians smuggled such kind of rice and spread it in the markets.

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