Anti-Corruption Commission has reached an agreement with Integrated Rice
Millers to make local rice affordable and open to customers in Kano.
customers purchase 50 kg of rice at a support price not hitting N16,000 on the
Magagi Riminga announced the agreement after meeting with the Integrated Rice
Millers Association of Nigeria at his office.
agreed to release 30 trucks of rice at the rate of N15,500 per 50kg bag to
dedicated supermarkets who will not sell above N16,000 to consumers.
cost of rice during the lock-up, noted that the Commission had received the
government’s mandate to monitor unduly hoarding and increase the cost of food
items in the state.
meeting with the Rice Processors Association to see how the artificial
inflation in the price of the product in the state could be resolved.
be giving out 30 trailers of rice to supermarkets in the state.
the goods at the rate of N15,500 and will not sell more than N16,000. Hence the
Supermarket owners will be buying rice directly from the processors to avoid
hoarding of the product and subsequent inflation. This is the proposal of the
from where they source the raw materials have closed down as a result of the
lockdown, which might be the reason why there is an increase in the price of
and the federal government to allow the markets where the paddy rice is sold to
operate. If this is done and Kano Processors are allowed to operate, it will
have significant impact on the price control of rice not only in Kano but all
over the country.”
Muhammad Abubakar, who lamented the acute shortage of paddy rice in Kano,
appealed to the federal government to reopen other markets where the
aggregators source the raw materials for the millers.