Bayelsa Oyoyo rice hits market December

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, Bayelsa chapter, says the state-owned rice will be selling in the market by December, as part of efforts to boost food production in the state.

The Association’s state Chairman, Mr Ezekiel Ogbianko, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Yenagoa that the brand name for the rice is “Oyoyo.”

Ogbianko said taking the rice to the market by December 2015, was necessary as it would bring surplus food to the people, especially during the yuletide.

He added that “we plan to sell the Oyoyo bag of rice at N7,000; we decided to bring the price down so that the common man will benefit in the forthcoming Christmas.

“RIFAN in Bayelsa intends to produce rice that will feed the whole nation and we are making progress; we have done the first and second phase rice harvest this year.

“In Bayelsa, we have three phases of rice harvest every year; the first stage has gone and we harvested over 400 bags; in the second stage, we got 800 bags of paddy rice, while the third phase will come between December and January 2016.”, nigeria

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