Barring any unexpected growth, the extremely fashionable rice mill, being constructed by Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State in Ogoja, will likely be accomplished by December.
This was disclosed by the General Manager, AA Universal Agro Industries Ltd., Francesco Lucarelli, the contractor dealing with the undertaking.
Lucarelli, who has spent over 10 years in Nigeria dealing with such initiatives, stated: “The Cross River Rice Mill is an ultra modern with a storage capacity of over 6,500 metric tonnes,” making it the most important in Nigeria.
He stated all tools for the undertaking had arrived the location since April, including that, “at the moment, the 37 metres height elevator, the 3,000 by two tonnes silos and the 500 by one tonnes silos have all reached advanced stages.”
A former particular adviser to the Cross River governor on initiatives, Friday Odey, defined that “the rice mill will produce varieties of rice, create job opportunities, enhance revenue generation as well as boost the economy of the state.”
Odey disclosed that “on completion, over 20,000 employees will be engaged to meet the basic three shifts work style in the milling factory.”
He affirmed that the undertaking will likely be accomplished by December, including that the imaginative and prescient behind it, will stand the check of time.
Earlier on the Ayade Integrated Farms, owned by the governor, George Ejikang, the farm supervisor, disclosed that “in a day, the harvester machine harvests about 15 tonnes, an equivalent of 300 bags of 50kg per bag.”
He stated the 515-hectare farm, positioned in Bebi, Obanliku native authorities space, employs over 100 staff, thus bettering the native financial system even because it exposes the farmers to mechanised farming.