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Published On: Tue, Apr 30th, 2019

Fed. Poly Bida commissions Shea butter processing plant

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From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna.

As part of corporate social responsibility efforts, the Federal Polytechnic Bida has commissioned and handed over Shea butter processing shed it constructed to the benefiting community of Ekosa village along Jima- Diko road of Lavun local government of Niger State.
The Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Abubakar Abdul Zhukogi at the event at the weekend said that this was a part of his seven point agenda of his administration despite paucity of funds have to recognized its immediate host communities after 30 years of service knows the various community challenges.
Zhukogi however explained that the program is aimed at revamping the dying local industries and introducing to the people modern technology methods that would improve their production processes and products to boost the financial base and be fully self-reliance.
He also donated to Dokodza Smith and Tswata Makun Brass with electro- manual operated blowers that have three step speeds which will go a long way in reducing the energy involved in blowing the furnaces when there is power from public utility.
He stated that being the 11th Rector is the only one who have realized the importance of corporate social responsibility as an agenda for the institution programs and project called for its sustainance.
The Chairman, Polytechnic Corporate Social Responsibility to her Immediate Communities, Engr. Usman Okene in his remarks applauded the rector’s foresight noted that the committee was established in 2017 with term of reference among others to revive and give modern technological touch to the moribund traditional industries within Bida and environs.
Chairperson of Shea Butter Association, Hajiya Zainab Mohammed appreciated the kind gesture of the Polytechnic which she said had
brought succor to the people, appealing for more in times of loans to
the women in the business to improve their production.

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