Wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Zainab Bagudu has lauded efforts of WACOT Rice Limited, Argungu, for its contributions to the economic development of the state.
While making the commendation during her courtesy visit to the factory, she urged them to continue to operate in the cordial and peaceful manner with which they relate with the people, to create more job opportunities for our youth.
While conducting her and her delegation round the ultra-modern high-capacity rice processing mill, the General Manager Corporate Affairs of TGI Group, the parent company of WACOT Rice Limited, Mr. Sadiq Kassim, disclosed that the factory is the first phase of WACOT’s rice milling plan, which targets an increase in capacity to 500,000 metric tons in the next few years.
The 120,000 metric tonnes Rice Mill according to Kassim, has a capital investment of over N10b and is capable of processing over 120,000 metric tonnes of paddy per annum, creating over 3,500 employment.
He further disclosed that the presence of the factory has empowered a lot of farmers, saying “we do not farm rice, but we work with the farmers from seed to harvest to ensure high quality paddy, which we then buy-off. We purchase paddy from up to 50,000 farmers here in Kebbi State.”
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