File Photo: (A session of Imota Rice Mill Lagos State)
Ms. Abisola Olusanya, Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Agriculture, has expressed satisfaction with the level of work done already at the 32 metric tones per hour capacity Imota Rice Mill in Lagos.
Ms Olusanya who was at the mill on Thursday to assess the progress of work so far done noted that the mill, when completed would be the 4th largest in the world and the largest in Africa
She pointed out that agriculture and food security were important components of the State government THEMES developmental agenda aimed at making Lagos a 21st century economy, thus, the commitment of the State Government to complete the rice mill so as to meet up with the demand in the state and the country.
Ms Abisola said the mill, which is situated on a land mass of 8.5 hectares of land will produce 650 bags of 50kg rice per hour and has two lines to produce 16 metric tones each.
According to her, the mill was designed, constructed and its equipment installed by local contractors and this has underscored the State Government’s confidence in the capacity of indigenous engineers.
The mill will employ over 250,000 direct and indirect workers and thus providing jobs for many families. The completion of the mill will increase economic activities at Imota, Ikorodu and Lagos State in general.