Buharinomics: Rice, border closures, FX… Evaluating the impact of Buhari’s key policies

In depth
This article is part of the dossier: Buharinomics

By Temitayo Lawal
Posted on Wednesday, 20 July 2022 14:57, updated on Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:49

The government believes that its plan to be self-sufficient in rice production by closing the country’s land borders to enforce a ban and blocking dollar access for its import is yielding positive results.

This is part 3 of a 5-part series

In February, the president unveiled a pyramid made of 1.2 million bags of rice in the country’s capital, Abuja, declaring that the country had doubled its paddy rice production to 9m metric tonnes per annum since 2015.

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