14 February 2012
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) branded rice will hit the markets by June.
The Commission’s Managing Director, Christian Oboh, announced this when the Director-General and officials of BRACED Commission visited him.
The BRACED Commission is made up of the six Southsouth states: Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom,
Cross River, Edo and Delta states.
According to the NDDC Managing Director, “we have a target to ensure that NDDC branded rice is in the market by June, we have a consultant who is working on the rice plant, to ensure that it is running.”
Oboh said the commission was committed to addressing the problem of food insecurity in the Niger Delta and has made provisions in the 2011 budget for the establishment of processing plants across the region.
“By the time we do this, we will be providing both cheap food and employment for our people,” the MD said.