Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has said the state will begin the exportation of rice by next year.
Lalong told State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Plateau and Kebbi are now competing in rice production and by next year, we will start exporting rice from Plateau,” he said.
“The President is always excited when you talk about agriculture, and the President developed a special interest in Plateau and other states that are already diversifying from oil to agriculture.
“In my state, we have put a lot of efforts into agriculture; so, I came to give him an update on what we are doing and also seeking an intervention in the area of solid minerals,” he added.