- Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015
The newly built WACOT Rice Mill in Argungu, Kebbi State is expected to create 3,500 jobs and produce 120,000 metric tonnes of top quality rice annually. The rice mill is part of WACOT's expansion plan, which targets an increase in its rice milling capacity to 500,000 metric tonnes in the next few years.
According to a statement from the firm, the Group Managing Director, TGI Group, Mr. Rahul Savara, gave the indication during the visit to the plant by the Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Bagudu; the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh; and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele.
The rice processing plant would be the first rice mill to be conceptualized, executed and inaugurated during the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Work started on the mill in February 2016 and was scheduled to be inaugurated in April 2017, the statement said.