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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ALLAYS FEARS THAT YAM EXPORT WOULD LEAD TO SHORTAGE BACK HOME

The Federal Government has said that the commencement of yam export from Nigeria will not result in the depletion of the commodity domestically.

Last week, the government announced that a consignment of 72 metric tonnes of yam would leave Nigeria for Europe and the United States of America on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Reacting to concerns that the move might affect the availability of yam locally, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, AUDU OGBEH stated on Thursday that there was no reason to be anxious.

The minister, who gave the assurance in a statement issued by his Media and Communications Adviser, OLUKAYODE OYELEYE, stated that those who were apprehensive about the possible non-availability of yams for local consumption as a result of the export programme needed not be, saying Nigeria accounts for 65 to76 per cent of the total world production.

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