Published On: Tue, Oct 10th, 2017

Nigerians Stop Criticizing Me: Minister Of Agriculture Blows Hot, Grow Yams Instead.

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Federal Government on Tuesday Explained why exported yams were rotten, which was due to long Distance before Arriving its Destination in the United States of America(USA).

According to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, During a Sensitization Walk to Mark the 2017 World Food Day. “The government and Exporters would not be deterred by comments people are making over the issue, Rather will continue with the policy as the country being the largest producer of the commodity in the world cannot be left out in the $12 billion global market for yam, I read some news Report about some yams arriving in Britain and being rejected. They stayed so long en route and if they stay that long, they are bound to rot”. He said

Further more ,He also Stated that “It is a policy that will stay because we are the largest producers of yams in the world. We produce 67 per cent of the yams. We will continue to help exporters and we will not as an institute export yams. We only support the private sector to do that and if there are problems, we will solve them.”

Meanwhile, The Minister said government has mandated the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service, NAQS, to investigate the cause of rejection of consignment exported from Nigeria to the United States.

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