The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled rice pyramids in the nation’s capital Abuja, on Tuesday. The Buhari-led administration was to have unveiled this as the federal government plans on alleviating hunger and increasing local food production and food security.
My Cookery Zone gathered that the rice pyramids located on the grounds of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Airport Road in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN). It is said to comprise “one million bags of paddy rice it is also considered to be the biggest in Africa.
However, the “one million bags of paddy rice” were said to have been stacked in 15 separate pyramids at the ACCI. Under the apex bank’s ABP, one million bags of rice paddy were planted and gathered from states across the country.
In attendance at the unveiling event were the governors of six states; Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi; Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu; Cross River State, Ben Ayade; Ebonyi State, David Umayi and Jigawa State, Abubakar Badaru.