The Rice farmers Association of Nigeria alongside Central Bank of Nigeria have concluded plans to distribute 27,000 metric tonnes of rice paddies to millers in the county on Thursday as a move to address the rising cost of food prices.

This was disclosed in a statement from the CBN on Tuesday, adding that the direct allocation from RIFAN warehouses across 16 states of the federation was sequel to the earlier sale of paddy aggregated as loan repayment under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme to millers from the rice pyramids unveiled in Niger, Kebbi, Gombe and Ekiti states.

Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, CBN, Osita Nwanisobi revealed that Kaduna State will be the key location for the paddy allocation exercise.

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