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Food Security: Lagos Government to Establish Rice Mill in Kebbi

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Gov Ambode in KebbiThe Lagos State Government is to establish a rice mill capable of processing 20 metric tonnes of rice per hour in Kebbi.

Governor Akinwumi Ambode, made the disclosure in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday while addressing newsmen at the end of his one day official visit to the state.

He said this was as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the state and Kebbi State Government.

The governor, who was accompanied on the visit by Mexican investors, said the mill would be completed within six months.

He said the MoU was to strengthen the drive to end the importation of rice and ensure food security.

Ambode said the collaboration would also enable the two states provide employment for their teeming population and improve revenue generation.

He said the MoU included collaboration on developing livestock, fish, sorghum and groundnut.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

3 Comments

  1. xxx

    June 5, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Ambo ooo Ambo.

  2. Ifeanyi

    June 5, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    …and Fayose and Ekiti State is sharing the rice!
    This is democracy! !!

  3. Tunmi

    June 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    This is good news

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