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Dangote Rice Project To Empower Farmers, Create Jobs

Posted: Jul 21, 2015 at 12:35 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oladunjoye Phillip,  Lagos


Jigawa state government, as well as the host communities, have thrown their weight behind the Dangote Rice project expected to be the largest in Africa and with prospects for creation of thousand of job opportunities.

The government and members of the communities pledge their support and cooperation to the successful take off of the project and its safety during a series of town hall sensitization meeting held with them by the management of the Dangote Rice Farming Limited and officials of the Jigawa state government.

Management of the Company, led by Alhaji Mohammed Bello, said the Dangote Rice project has the objectives of becoming the leaders in rice farming in the world and also boost the Nigerian economy, encourage self sustainability and import substitution in rice.

He said that the company was set to reduce importation of rice into Nigeria by investing to become the largest farming operations in the world by 2020 with excess of 150,000 hectares of land spread around three to five states.

According to him, Dangote Rice Company will produce and sell one million tons of high quality parboiled rice within the next five years and at the same time supporting and developing Nigerian rice farmers through the out-grower plan that will generate employments.

The management of the Company expressed appreciation to the government of the state for its willingness to come to the aid of the company to ensure a smooth take off of the project.

Alhaji Bello sort the maximum co operations of the people to realize the project, describing the decision by Alhaji Dangote to delve into the project as laudable.

He promise that the people would experience a new dawn in all areas of their life as a people as the company would be ready to give them a new lease of life better than they are currently experiencing.