JUST IN: Ogoja Rice Mill To Be Ready Soon – Agara

In Breaking News, Business & Economy, Reports

By Jonathan Ugbal: Government House Correspondent

The Cross River State Government has said it hopes to test run its ultramodern rice mill in Ogoja within 60 days.

The consultant for the project, Mr. Chris Agara disclosed this to newsmen at the site of the facility shortly after conducting the governor, Senator Ben Ayade and his deputy, Professor Ivara Esu round the factory.

“I am sure if you come here by the end of September or the beginning of October, we will carry out the first test run of the factory,” said Mr. Agara even as he hoped that it will be ready in eight weeks.

Agara who said that the project was the first of its kind in Africa also disclosed that equipment for the factory had arrived the country and await clearance at the port.

“What you have here is vitaminised rice mill, the first of its kind in Africa.

“If you come here by next week the entire equipment meant for this factory will be here. They are all at the port now being cleared and so in the next few days precisely one week, the entire equipment that will be used in the factory will be on ground,” Agara said.

The mill, if completed, is expected to boost the rice value chain in the state.

Also, it is expected to compliment the automated rice seedlings and seed manufacturing center commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari last month as well as other rice initiatives of the state government.

Meanwhile, the governor is expected to attend the funeral of late Mr. Stephen Ukpukpen tomorrow at Obudu. He was the member representing that local government in the House of Assembly until his death.

Ayade had earlier attended a valedictory session in the late lawmaker’s honor in Calabar before departing for Ogoja where he attended briefly, the empowerment program of Senator Rose Oko.

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here

Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

Comrade Benedict Ukpepi, NLC Chairman in Cross River State

BREAKING: NLC Chairman In Cross River, Ben Ukpepi Released After After 85 Days

By Ushang Ewa Comrade Ben Ukpepi, the Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress in Cross River State has been


#June12: Moment Ayade’s Police Punks Arrived CrossRiverWatch, Teargas And Arrest 4 In Calabar (VIDEO)

By CrossRiverWatch Admin This is a playback of CrossRiverWatch live stream which captures the moment masked Policemen believed to be


UPDATED: #June12 – Jalingo, James, Jonathan And Undie Granted Bail

By CrossRiverWatch Admin It has been confirmed that Citizen Agba Jalingo who publishes CrossRiverWatch, leading rights activists cum lawyer


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now