There are indications that the price of local rice may go up in Rivers State as rice farmers lament the high cost of production.
This is coming in a few weeks to the yuletide.
The Rivers State Chairman of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, Akandu Godwin, who gave the indication in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, lamented over alleged neglect of rice farmers by the government.
He decried the lack of mechanized equipment for rice farming which has made rice production very difficult.
According to him, “Rice farmers’ major constraint is lack of support from the government. You know that in Rivers state we have a lot of virgin lands and to start cultivating on these lands we need heavy equipment like Caterpillar and Bulldozer.