They lamented the expenses made daily and man hour lost, using alternative power supply. Which according to them would have been their rate of turn over .
Our Anambra state correspondent Bamidele Ajayi visits a rice mill in Amichi, Nnewi South LGA to ascertain the Progress made with the renewed call by federal government on Diversification of the nation's economy.
Speaking with the Chairman, Anambra Rice Millers, in Amichi, Nnewi South Local give Area of the state, Akai Egbuowun, commended the federal government policy to diversify the nation's economy, but regretted lack of appropriate power supply for them to meet up with the productions demands .
He said , Nigerians have come to realise that locally made.items are reliable and would stand the test of time, but lamented that epileptic power supply hampers their Production capacity.
Egbuowun however called on government not to reneged on their policy of placing total ban on importation of Rice produce into the country, urges it to be sustained, said it would make the country as one of the world's net exporters of rice produce globally.
On the reality behind the much speculated plastic Rice, Egbuowun educates our correspondent more on the plastic Rice produce.
They assured that the political will at their support, if electricity supply would improve next year as envisaged, Nigerians would buy rice at a reduced price, because of the awareness that makes more people to start investing in rice production in all year round farming seasons.