Rice Processors Association of Nigeria has appealed to Kano Public Complaint and Anti Corruption Commission (PCACC) to mediate on the reopening of the rice processing mill that was shut down by the state.
The executive chairman of the commission, Muhyi Magaji Rimin Gado, in a chat with journalists, after meeting with members of association said the meeting was initiated to fashion out measures to arrest the hike in the prices of rice in the state.
According him, the rice processors said to deflate prices, rice processing mills should be allowed to operate without hindrance by the lockdown laws. Further, Muhyi disclosed that PCACC and the umbrella body of rice processors agreed that the federal government should be engaged to improve on the incentives being doled out to rice farmers.
He added that the processors complained over shortage of paddy rice.
The chairman Rice Processors Association of Nigeria, Kano branch, Muhammad Abubakar said they met with the PCACC boss to deliberate on avenues through which they could ease the price of rice, confirming that the resolutions disclosed by the PCACC boss were meant to relief the burden Kano and Nigeria citizens at large are facing.