Buhari commissions Imota Rice mill in Lagos State
The president arrived in Lagos on a two-day visit that will see him commission a host of projects in the commercial capital of the country.
According to reports from NAN, Buhari, arrived in Imota around 5:30 p.m. and took a brief tour of the mill in the company of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, amongst other dignitaries and government officials. The president unveiled the rice and observed a brief display of how it is being produced and packaged.
Details of the rice mill:
•The project has an annual paddy requirement of over 240,000 metric tonnes to produce 2.5 million bags of 5OKg rice per annum.
Speaking at the event, Sanwo-Olu said that Lagos was ready to support Buhari’s rice revolution. According to him, the Lagos Imota Rice Mill is part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s agricultural revolution.
“When he started his government, he says Nigeria must grow what they eat and they should eat what they grow. “We are happy that Lagos is the testament for that. With 2.8 million bags of 50kg rice per annum, Lagos is ready to support rice and food revolution in Nigeria.
Also speaking, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, Commissioner for Agriculture, said that the mill would produce wholesome rice for Lagos residents at an affordable price.
Dr. Rotimi Fashola, Special Adviser to the governor on Rice Initiative, said the mill would perform cleaning, boiling, drying, sorting, hauling, polishing, and bagging of rice using the digital, automated, and latest machine in the world.
Parts of the reporting for this article were sourced from NAN.