President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates rice seedling factory in Cross River state

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President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated an ultra-modern rice seedling factory in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

The rice factory which is the first of its kind in Africa, is also a seed multiplication centre which will produce high yielding disease resistant rice seedlings.

President Buhari at the inauguration, commended the effort of the Cross River State government in reducing dependence of the state government on federal allocation.

The host governor Ben Ayade used the occasion to enlighten those present on his administration’s approach to agriculture.

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