Sokoto Sets For $250m Food Processing Factory
By Abdallah el-Kurebe
In order to actualise the establishment of a $250 million food processing factory in Sokoto, Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has set up a technical committee that would work with the company, Erisco Foods Ltd, to ensure its realisation early next year.
A statement signed and issued by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Imam Imam said the Governor spoke when he received the management team of Erisco Foods in his office in Sokoto.
According to statement, Sokoto is open to business for all investors that were willing to invest in the state. “My policy of looking for Nigerian investors will continue because the country has capable businessmen that will make necessary difference in key areas.
“Establishment of the agro-based company will bring about development of the agricultural sector and provide job opportunities for our people. On our part, we will provide necessary incentives to encourage both local and international investors that want to invest in the state.
“Today’s visit shows the resolve of the government to accelerate growth of the economy to improving the living standards of the citizens,” Tambuwal added.
Headed by former Deputy Governor of the state, Alhaji Chiso Dattijo, the technical committee has the commissioners of commerce and industries, agriculture, environment and works as members while Engineer Lawal Maidoki will serve as the Secretary.
In his remark, Chairman of Erisco Foods, Chief Eric Umeofia said apart from the food processing factory, his company was working with foreign partners to see to the possibility of setting up a tractor manufacturing company with the capacity to produce 30,000 tractors annually.
Posted by Abdallah el-kurebe