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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigeria has not attained sufficiency in the production of rice even though there is an improvement.

Concise News understands that Osinbajo noted this over the weekend at the 4th National Discourse organized in Lagos by The Companion captioned “Food Security: Unleashing Nigeria’s Natural Potential for self Sufficiency.”

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According to him, “We used to import $5 million of rice every day. Although local rice is enhancing the economy, it is still more expensive than imported rice.”

He admitted that “We are still at the point where we can do so much better. Once we are able to mill our rice, then we can compete with imported rice in terms of pricing.”