No plastic rice in Nigeria, health minister assures


Bags of rice (File photo)
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has laid to rest the claims about the presence of plastic rice in Nigeria.
The said plastic rice purportedly originated from China.
For some weeks now, the social media has been awash with claims of plastic rice that had allegedly been imported massively into the country.
Earlier this week, men of Customs and Excise also claimed to have impounded truckloads of the rice.
However, in two tweets through his twitter handle @IsaacFAdewole, the health minister said preliminary tests and results had proved that no rice in the country was plastic.
He noted that some of the impounded rice, when cooked, had “normal odour,” “normal colour” and was “off white.”
He added that the Director General of NAFDAC had also informed him that there is no such rice in Nigeria.
See the tweets: