Buhari Inaugurates Lagos Rice Mill In Imota

Buhari Inaugurates Lagos Rice Mill In Imota
  • Rice Mill To Produce 2.8 Millions Bags Of 50kg Annually

Rotimi Asher, Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday has inaugurated Lagos Rice Mill at Imota, commending Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the State Government revolution in the agriculture sector, especially in rice production.

The Lagos Rice Mill in Imota is the largest rice mill in Sub Saharan Africa and the fourth largest in the world. 

Touring the facility, the President saw the rice pyramid and also watched the last part of the bagging process, which is the sealing.

Buhari who was visibly impressed by what he saw at the mill, was taken round the factory and warehouse, where the rice production is being carried out by Governor Sanwo-Olu, Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya; Special Adviser to the Governor on Rice Mill Initiative, Dr Oluwarotimi Fashola and some members of the State Executive Council and traditional rulers.

Speaking during the tour of the facility,  Sanwo-Olu said,  “Eko Rice, which is proudly Nigeria, is the best in town.

“Mr. President, this is the result of your rice revolution. This rice is called Eko Rice, proudly Nigeria. It is the best in town now,” he said.

While addressing people after the inauguration of the Lagos Rice Mill by President Buhari,  Sanwo-olu said,  “Lagos is ready to support rice revolution and food revolution in Nigeria.

According to him, “the President is really delighted to be here to commission the largest rice mill in the entire sub Saharan Africa and one of the largest in the world, the Lagos Rice Mill in Imota.

“It is being done because of the agricultural revolution of Mr President. Recal that when he started his government, he said Nigerians should grow what they eat and they should eat what they grow. 

“We are happy that Lagos is a testament of that,” he stressed. “With 2.8million bags of 50kg rice per annum, Lagos is ready to support the rice revolution and the food revolution in Nigeria.”

Sanwo-olu said, “the Lagos Rice Mill will create close to 250,000 direct and indirect jobs. We want to thank the local community of Imota, Ikorodu. We want to thank all of you that have waited patiently. Mr President is indeed excited that you have birthed another first in Nigeria and in sub Saharan Africa.”


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