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MINISTER OF FINANCE, ZAINAB EXPLAINS REASON FOR HIKE IN PRICE OF RICE.

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Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed has described the activities of smugglers as the reason for the hike in price of rice in the Country, noting that these smuggling affect the economy of the nation adversely.

The Minister made this known to Newsmen, explaining that some unpatriotic Nigerians who want more profit, import substandard rice, as well as other goods and products banned by the government, into the country.

The Minister reiterated government’s efforts towards curbing the activities of smugglers, pointing out that the Nigerian Customs Service, the Police and the Department of State Services are collaborating to stop the illegal activities of those sabotaging the economy of the Nation.

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