Amazing News For Lagosians as Sanwo-Olu Promises Massive Production Of Rice, Shares Photos

Amazing News For Lagosians as Sanwo-Olu Promises Massive Production Of Rice, Shares Photos

  • Lagosians will not need to buy rice from other parts of Nigeria starting from the first quarter of 2022
  • This is as the ongoing agricultural project, Imota Rice Mill, will begin massive production before the middle of 2022
  • The governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said on Friday, December 10, said the mill will produce 2.8 million bags of 50kg bags of rice each year

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday, December visited the site of the Imota Rice Mill to ascertain the level of progress.

The Lagos governor was pleased to announce that mill will start production by the end of the first quarter of 2022.

Imota Rice Mill
Sanwo-Olu said production will start in 2022 (Photo: jidesanwoolu)
Source: Instagram

He disclosed that the 32-metric ton per hour mill with 16 silos that have a combined capacity of 40,000 metric tons is built to produce 2.8 million bags of 50kg bags of rice annually, Premium Times report.

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The project, when completed, will mean less spending on the importation of the grain from other parts of Nigeria into the state.

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He wrote on his Instagram page:

"I inspected the progress of work at Imota Rice Mill today and I’m happy to announce that barring any exigency, the 32-metric ton per hour Rice Mill will start production before the end of the first quarter in 2022.
"We are working to meet the deadline for the pre-production test run and working to see how quickly we can ramp up work on the storage facility, which has the capacity to take the production of up to three to six months. There are 16 silos that have a combined capacity of 40,000 metric tons.
"I have been assured that construction work on the storage facilities would be completed in one month, after which major cleanup would commence across the site in preparation for a production test run.

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"We are very excited with how far we have gone on the construction, and we believe all the contractors are working collaboratively to ensure the deadlines set are met."

Lagos govt begins sale of rice, vegetable oil ahead of yuletide season, reveals price for 50kg bag

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Agric Input Supply Authority (LAISA) had announced the commencement of the sale of rice and vegetable oil ahead of the yuletide season.

LAISA's general manager, Bolaji Balogun, made the announcement in a statement released by the agency on Wednesday, November 10.

Balogun explained that the move is to reduce the stress associated with end-of-the-year shopping for food items in the nation's commercial capital.

Source: Legit.ng

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