The Executive Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano has said that the price of a bag of rice will be brought down to N 9,000 if only the political party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, will be given a chance to get into power in 2019.
Obiano who is also the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the party, hinted that APGA has already put its house in order and would field a presidential candidate in the forthcoming general election.
He made this disclosure on on Monday, September 19, in Awka, the Anambra State capital, during the inauguration of ‘Governor Willie Obiano Support Group’, Awka South Chapter.
Represented by Mr. Chinedu Obidigwe, his Special Adviser on Political Matters, Obiano said APGA would want to prove to Nigerians that the party had the solution to the problems of the country.
“Anambra is a case study for good governance. If APGA will be given the opportunity to rule Nigeria a bag of rice will reduce N9,000.
“What Anambra has done in agriculture, which resulted in the state having its own brand of rice (Anambra Rice) would be replicated at a bigger scale should APGA win the presidential election.
“The state has used scarce resources to resuscitate the state’s economy, leading to infrastructural development and timely payment of workers’ salary.”
Recall that Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday, March 22, 206, announced the re-introduction of the ban on importation of rice through land borders across the country.
The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, said the presidency had given approval for the reversal of an earlier policy in October 2015 which allowed rice imports through land borders, once appropriate duty and charges were paid.
Following the ban on rice importation, the price of the commodity had skyrocketed to about N20,000 due to the fact that Nigeria does not produce enough to serve everyone.