Following the government’s recent policy of boosting the country’s agricultural system and ensuring that the food items consumed in the country are manufactured locally, there has been a successful ban on the importation of international rice into the country for quite some time.
This policy by the Muhammadu Buhari government, which has concentrated on making local rice accessible for use by all citizens of the country as well as exportation to other countries, may be credited as one of the president’s recent great accomplishments.
However, the House of Representatives has just passed a bill that would immediately convict any criminal found smuggling international rice into the country to life in jail.
Within hours of this development, famous Nigerian activist Aisha Yesufu took to her official Twitter account to fume and criticize the law, questioning whether any of the bill’s offenders could face life imprisonment. Aisha went on to state that this is the time to nominate candidates who will compete for the legislative branch in 2023.