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How FG can stop smuggling of rice-Dangote

How FG can stop smuggling of rice-Dangote

President of Dangote Group and a key player in Nigeria’s agric business, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has disclosed that government need to change the present policies to attract more people to agriculture and dissuade others from smuggling agric products.

The agro-businessman said in an interview with Vanguard Newspapers that there were lots of bottlenecks affecting the funding for primary agricultural production in the long or medium term periods and these factors hinder government’s success in the fight against smuggling of agricultural products into the country.

He said: “What government should do most importantly is to bring in the right policies that will incentivize local productivity, lower interest rates, make more funding available, incentivize the local farmers and agro-industries to process our own local products. “Government should also bring development tariffs and levies against those groups that are still making problem for our local capacity building.  All areas where we have a local-capacity, government should look at it as necessary areas to encourage and incentivize.”

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