The paper gathers that federal government has announced plans to review the import policy on staple food items such as rice, wheat and fish into the country.
It described the policy as unfavourable, adding that it would ensure that Nigeria was self-sufficient in food production before the restriction of the importation of these food items.
The permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Sonny Echono, disclosed this in Abuja during a meeting with the executive secretary of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Uju Hassan-Baba.
He also stressed the need to link Nigerian farmers to the market, adding that it was one of the critical factors that would determine productivity and incomes of farmers as well as promote exports through value addition.
The statement noted that the ministry and the NIPC had resolved to partner in the promotion of strategic investments in the agricultural sector.