According to the Federal Government, milk importation will be banned by 2022.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono in Abuja at the occasion held to mark this years’ World Food Day.
“We are planning in this ministry and watch my words, in the next two years we will ban the importation of milk into this country. And ask me why: we have 25 million cows in this country to produce five million litres per day, ” he said.
He further said that the Federal Ministry of Agriculture Agriculture doing everything to ensure this is realised.
“The issue is now logistics, which we have started by setting up milk processing plants across the country. I see no reason why we should import milk in the next two years. We should stop the importation of milk.”
This year’s World Food Day will take place on Friday, 16th October.