The maize pyramid in Kaduna Notify.The Federal govt has unveiled the second maize pyramid in Kaduna enlighten under the Central Bank of Nigeria and Maize Affiliation of Nigeria Anchor Borrowers programme.
Talking on the match, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, talked about the Anchor Borrowers Programme has executed its desired aim aimed at curtailing meals import and bettering self Sufficiency in maize manufacturing.
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Nigeria is the 13th largest producer of maize on this planet, and the 2nd in the African Continent after South Africa.
The annual consumption of maize stood at 12.38 million metric tonnes as at 2021, with 60 per cent of it being consumed by the commercial sector, however despite being the second producer of maize in sub-Saharan Africa, there could be quiet a provide and quiz of gap of over four metric tonnes of the product.
The disclosing of the maize pyramid comes months after President Buhari unveiled luggage of rice paddy numbering one million stacked as pyramids in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The bags of rice were planted and harvested from states in direction of the country also under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) and in collaboration with the Rice Farmers Affiliation of Nigeria (RIFAN).