Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba has said the state has the potential to produce 10 million tonnes of rice, about the annual demand of the country.
Governr ishaku said this in Ardo-Kola at a stakeholders’ meeting of the PDP’s delegates representing jalingo and Ardo-Kola.
He said areas like: Karim-Lamido, Gassol, Ardo-Kola, Lau, Ibi, Wukari, Takum, among others, had fertile lands suitable for growing large quantities of rice.
The governor noted that lack of funds had undermined the capacity of the state’s rice farmers to produce at an optimum level.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government says it is committed to building stronger ties with two of her biggest trading partners and allies-China and Britain.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made the commitment when he met separately with the envoys of both countries in his office in Abuja.