Cameroon bans exports of cereal, including millet and corn, to Nigeria

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Cameroon has banned the exportation of cereals, including millet and corn, to Nigeria as a meals safety measure after a manufacturing drop.

Cameroon blamed the continued risk from Boko Haram terrorists because the trigger of the lower in meals manufacturing on its northern border.

Damian Kinkoh of the meals management unit of Cameroon’s Trade Ministry says about 6,000 metric tons of corn, millet and rice have been intercepted whereas being transported to Nigeria. Kinkoh says the ministry will return the cereals when the homeowners commit to solely promote the corn, rice and millet in Cameroon and not to Nigeria.

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“We see these goods, we seize them and bring them here. It has been fruitful. We have about 2,000 bags of rice,” stated Kinkoh. “We are in Maroua and then in Ngaoundere. So, you go to our warehouses, our warehouses are full.”

The cereals had been intercepted in a number of northern border cities and villages including Maroua, Mora, Kolofata and Limani this week.

But, Yakoubou Ousmaina, the president of the Association of Millet farmers in Mora says they like to solely promote in Nigeria.

According to Voa, Ousmaina stated that members of his affiliation won’t make any revenue in the event that they promote their millet in Cameroon. He says villagers who offered labor in millet farms escaped and his affiliation invested a lot cash to carry staff from safer northern cities and villages to work of their farms. He says Boko Haram scared fertilizer sellers, and the few who’ve remained in northern Cameroon cost very excessive costs for fertilizer.

Ousmaina stated a 50-kilogram bag of millet and corn sells at between $40 and $50 in Cameroon and between $70 and $75 in neighboring northern Nigerian markets. He pleaded with the federal government of Cameroon to give subsidies to farmers to make cereal manufacturing worthwhile.

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On Monday, Cameroon introduced what it  stated can be a brief corn and millet export ban.  

Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of Cameroon’s Far North area that borders Nigeria says the ban is geared toward assuring meals safety for its inhabitants.

He says the federal government has stopped the export of cereals, particularly millet and corn as a result of Cameroon dangers meals shortages. He says the scenario is regarding on Cameroon’s northern border with Nigeria the place famine looms. He says through the momentary ban on cereal export, retailers can be licensed to take restricted portions of rice to Nigeria.

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