Nigerians Will Soon Face Hike In Cost Of Rice’ – Northern Rice Millers Reduce Work Hours

Northern Rice Millers Reduce Work Hours

The Northern Office of Business Industry, Mines, and Horticulture has revealed that rice mill operators are closing down activities in the business city of Kano because of the shortage of paddy.

The Chambers administrator, Dalhatu Abubakar, told newsmen on Monday that the paddy shortage would cause an expansion in the cost of completed rice.

As per him, except if vital move is made to deflect food weakness before very long, the shortage would endure as the significant natural substance for creation has wrapped up.

Abubakar who is the executive of Al-Hamsad Coordinated Rice Plant, said a few mill operators have chopped down creation from 24 to 12 hours, while laying off assembly line laborers.

He further required the mediation of the Bureaucratic and State Legislatures in the space of motorization to help ranchers with the required information that would empower throughout the entire year creation.

His words:

“Today hundreds of millers, both the integrated and small scale, are in a serious dilemma and finding it extremely difficult to break even. It is difficult to sustain production now because of the scarcity of paddy.

“As I speak, I know many millers that have completely closed their factories.

“Those that are yet to close, because they still have limited paddy in their reserve, cannot operate 24 hours. Like me, I have reduced my production to 12 hours because I don’t have paddy. By implication, several workers will be rendered jobless.

“Where ever you see paddy now, you buy it at an exorbitant price and you will still be compelled to face the high cost of fuel, pay tax, and electricity bill. How many factories would survive this hard economy? The only hard way now is, the cost of finished rice, which Nigerians will soon face.”

Abubakar added that a bigger level of coordinated rice mill operators in Kano are as of now obtaining paddy at an extreme value hurrying to N400,000 per ton.

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