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APC rejects importation of Vietnam’s rice, insists on border closure


The All Progressives Congress on Tuesday rejected a  request by Vietnam to bring subsidised rice into Nigeria.

The APC said  accepting the request   would  further  hurt the country’s economy.

According to Punch, The APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, stated this while receiving a delegation led by the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Vuong Hue, in Abuja.

Hue, who is billed to meet with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo today  had requested the support of the ruling party for the Asian nation to bring   subsidised rice into Nigeria .

The ex-Edo State governor said the decision to close the borders by the Federal Government  deserved the support of every  Nigeria.

The delegation had appealed to the FG  to suspend its policy to ban importation of rice.

Speaking through an interpreter, Hue said, “We can offer concessional import rate on rice while you are working on self-sufficiency. We can do two things at a time; while we give concession you can increase your local output.

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