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Firm Showcases ‘Made-In-Nigeria’ Foods At Agri Expo

Posted: Nov 13, 2015 at 8:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

PRIMLAKS Group, pioneers of Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) has reinstated its readiness to improve Nigeria’s agric sector. The company, which introduced its new ‘Sympli’ brand of food products at the 2015 FoodBext West Africa exhibition in Lagos recently, is poised to sustain the growth and development of the industry.

The company described ‘Sympli’ as the registered brand name of a range of IQF foods produced by Venus Processing and Packaging Limited (VPPL), which is a part of the PRIMLAKS Group.

The locally farmed, processed and packed ‘Sympli’ products, which include ‘Yam Fries’, ‘Yam Cubes,’ Plantain ‘Dodo’ and Plantain Chips, are delivered in ready-to-cook state for frying, steaming or baking.

Chairman of VPPL, Otunba Christopher Tugbobo, said, “I am very happy to be a part of this venture because ‘Sympli’ proves that Nigeria is capable of doing new things in agriculture that can help reduce our dependence on oil and gas.”

Tugbobo, a one-time Head of the Division of Agricultural Research in the Federal Ministry of Economic Development and a retired Permanent Secretary, described ‘Sympli’ as a 100 per cent Nigerian product. He said:

“Sympli is produced 100 per cent locally by Nigerians for Nigerians and this gives me hope as it creates the much needed employment, helps reduce postharvest losses and gives Nigerians a home grown brand in the frozen food segment that we can all be proud of.”

Group Chairman of PRIMLAKS, Mr. H. K. Ram, said that PRIMLAKS invested in Nigeria’s first IQF production facility in order to tap into the country’s vast agricultural potential, particularly in light of growing concerns on unemployment and dwindling foreign exchange reserves.

He described ‘Sympli’ as PRIMLAKS Group’s contribution to Nigeria’s drive for self-sufficiency in value added food production and creation of additional sources of foreign exchange.