The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya has expressed satisfaction with the progress of work being done at the 32 metric-tonnes-per-hour capacity Imota Rice Mill.
Olusanya, who visited the site to assess the progress of work so far, noted that the mill, when completed, will be the World’s 4th largest and the biggest in Africa.
She pointed out that agriculture and food security are important components of the T.H.E.M.E.S development agenda of the State Government for making Lagos a 21st-Century economy hence the commitment to complete the mill in order to meet the rice demand of the State and, indeed, the Nation.
Restating that the mill is situated on a landmass of 8.5 hectares of land, Olusanya maintained that each of the two production lines has a capacity of 16metric tonnes and will produce 650 bags of 50kg rice per hour.
Olusanya disclosed that the mill was designed, constructed and its equipment installed by local contractors, which underscores the State Government’s confidence in the capacity of indigenous engineers.
The Special Adviser added that over 250,000 direct and indirect jobs would be created from the mill when completed while increased economic activity is also expected at Imota, Ikorodu and Lagos State in general.