Nigeria aims to reduce sugar import

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Nigeria is planning to reduce its dependency on imported sugar. Of the total sugar imported in Nigeria, 90 per cent is being consumed for domestic use and the Nigerian government plans to reduce the import of sugar as the country is spending a huge amount for importing the commodity.

According to the media report, Director-General of Raw Material and Research Development Council (RMRDC) Prof. Hussain Ibrahim said that the government is spending huge foreign exchange to meet the domestic need for sugar. We are taking efforts to reduce the import of sugar in the country.

Nigeria is trying to find alternatives and is identifying lands and promoting sugarcane farmers to grow sugarcane to increase domestic sugar production and reduce import burden.

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