The comptroller-general of Nigeria custom(NCS), Col. Hammed Ali, has advised Nigerians against consuming foreign rice because it is poisonous. He made this known in Abuja while addressing journalists at a conference organized by the Ministry of Finance.
The custom boss implores Nigerians to consume local rice which according to him are more nutritious and easily available.
The three reasons he listed why imported rice are poisonous below:
- Imported one is poisonous because before coming into the country, it must have spent a minimum of five years in the silos.
- “A chemical must have been added to sustain its freshness and that chemical is harmful.
- “Also, It has been re-bagged with a new date given as the production and expiry date and that is what we consume here which causes diseases.