Stella Dimoko Thailand Blames Nigeria For Collapse Of Its Rice Mills


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Saturday, March 03, 2018

Thailand Blames Nigeria For Collapse Of Its Rice Mills

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Audu Ogbeh says Thailand has accused Nigeria of being responsible for the collapse of its seven rice mills following the drastic fall in rice importation from the country.

The minister made this known at a meeting of the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative ( PFI ) and leadership of the Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers of Nigeria ( FEPSAN ) held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday. The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ogbeh said Thailand’s Ambassador to Nigeria made the “accusation’’ when he visited him in February. According to the minister, the ambassador lamented that the collapse of the rice mills has increased the unemployment rate in his country from 1.2 per cent to 4 per cent.

"Just like two weeks ago, the Ambassador of Thailand came to my office and said to me that we have really dealt with them. But I asked what did we do wrong and he said unemployment in Thailand was one of the lowest in the world, 1.2 per cent, it has gone up to four per cent because seven giant rice mills have shut down because Nigeria’s import has fallen by 95 per cent on rice alone."


  1. Abegi... Thailand has not said anything.

    1. He is not even creative in lying. He ask his Lying Minister for training sessions!

  2. Liars. So name naija rice we they chop ni

  3. Ogbeh is a liar. That we stop importation from Thailand doesn't mean we ain't importing from other countries, or have the govt built Rice Mills recently?

  4. Tales by moonlight, abegi "left" me alone. No job, no light, no happiness etc in the country, face key problems and "left" rice alone. Very soon they will say Zimbabwe is crying that we have stopped importing kulikuli

  5. I won't be surprised if the Ambassador referred to here comes out to refute this. APC lie lie people.

  6. What are they importing from Nigeria?

  7. Hmmm but we are still importing rice


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