From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
No fewer than, twenty thousand Jigawa youth are to enjoy direct and indirect jobs as President of Dangote Group of Company Limited, Alhaji Aliko Dangote laid a foundation of 32 metric tons per hour rice mills plant in Kaugama local government area Jigawa state.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote explained that, his investment into rice production is targeted at one million metric tone of finished rice annually in Nigeria.
He said the Jigawa rice mills was initially proposed to mills 16MTPH but base on the out growers outputs support from the state government Hadejia emirate and host community is now upgraded to 32 MTPH.
Dangote also revealed that, they are determine to ensure optimum improvement in rice production and to achieve this they identified Farmers as their core partners.
“To achive optimum of rice production, we will provide improve seeds, fertilizer, qualitative farm implements, agro chemical and modern techniques of farming as well as micro credit to the farmers”
“Mechanisation and irrigation schem will also be given priority to encourage our famers to produce rice in a profitable and compitative price”
He than promise to complete and commissioned the Kaugama rice mills company in the next 6month.
Speaking during the occasion, Governor Badaru commended Dangote Group of companies for chosen Jigawa as one of their focal state for rice production.
He explained that , in 2016 Dangote lunch rice out growers scheme were over 10,000 farmers integrated in the state, and consequently the new technics and improve seeds they got resulted in high increased of yield from 2.5 tone to 5.5 tone per hector.
Badaru also commended Dangote group of companies for his support and contribution to the national economic growth and poverty alleviation.