The Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria in Kano State has said it would establish a flour mills company in the state.
The Association Chairman, Alhaji Faruk Rabiu, who made the disclosure, also confirmed the Federal Government’s approval of the project.
Explaining further, he said the Federal Government would provide the standard compact floor milling machine to the association at a subsidized cost of #50 million. He said the state has equally promised to give the association an interest-free loan to the tune of N50 million, to enable it pay for the machine.
“The Federal Government procured the machine at the cost of #100 million, but will give us at a subsidized rate of 50 percent. The Minister of Agriculture,Chief Audu Ogbeh has promised to deliver the machine in Kano and as soon as it arrives, we shall commence the process of installing as well as test running it,”he said.
The chairman added that the decision to establish the factory was informed by the desire of the association to boost wheat production in the state.
“We will take the excess commodity to the flour mill factory and when the flour is produced, we take some to the market,” Rabiu explained.
culled from AgroNigeria