Thursday, 15 September 2016

Minister asks Nigerians to substitute potatoes for rice

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has advised Nigerians to slowdown on eating rice and probably substitute it with potatoes.
Ogbeh made this known in Abuja on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 during a meeting with officials of VICAMPRO, an indigenous Agro Company investing in production of Irish Potatoes.

The minister also stressed that consuming rice in large quantity on a regular basis was a bit of health risk, adding that substituting it with potatoes would be a welcomed development.

He said that the ministry was willing to support local investors with capacity to produce goods and save the country’s foreign exchange.

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