NIGERIAN PRESIDENT INAUGURATES LARGEST RICE MILL IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, FOURTH LARGEST IN THE WORLD

 NIGERIAN PRESIDENT INAUGURATES LARGEST RICE MILL IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, FOURTH LARGEST IN THE WORLD
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The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, who was accompanied by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu inaugurated the 32-metric tonnes per hour Lagos Rice Mill in Imota, Lagos state on Monday.

 

The Lagos Rice Mill is the largest rice mill in Sub-Saharan Africa and the fourth largest in the world. It sits on an area of 8.5 hectares of land with an annual paddy requirement of 240,000 metric tonnes to produce 2.5 million of 50kg bags per annum.

 

Babajide Sanwo-Olu was commended by the president for the State Government revolution in the agriculture sector, mainly in rice production.

 

The president and the Governor, in the company of Ms. Abisola Olusanya the commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashola, Special Adviser to the Gov. on Rice Mill Initiative, and other dignitaries who were present took a tour around the facility and the warehouse where the rice production is being carried.

 

After the president saw the rice pyramid and the bagging process of rice production which is the sealing, he said he was amazed by what he saw at the rice mill.

 

Sanwo-Olu said while addressing people after the inauguration that the Lagos Rice Mill will create nearly 250,000 direct and indirect jobs in the country, as he expressed his gratitude to everyone who waited patiently and the local community of Imota, Ikorodu. 

 

He said that the rice which is called Eko Rice is the best in town now and is proudly Nigeria. 

 

He assured the president of Lagos state’s readiness to support Nigeria’s rice revolution and food revolution.

 

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