Border Closure: Nigerians Despice Local Rice, Sellers Cry

Reluctance of consumers to buy locally produced rice has constituted a source of worry for rice sellers in Ilorin, Kwara State. Some rice sellers who responded to Mafia enquiries on Tuesday said consumers preferred to pay more for foreign imported rice to the cheaper locally produced one. A rice seller, Mallam Mahmud Ismail said only few customers requested for local rice as they always preferred the foreign version. Said Ismail: “Hardly will you see one out of 10 customers requesting for local rice in my shop. They always want the…

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