Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu says funding for the completion of the Imota Rice mill in Ikorodu area of Lagos would be prioritized to ensure that the mill becomes operational by the first quarter of next year (2022)
The Governor who stated this during the inspection of the mill alongside the Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya and other members of his cabinet explained that the scheduled completion of the Rice Mill, reputed to be the biggest nationwide and in Africa was slowed down by Covid-19 lockdown.
He reassured that the Rice Mill would make a significance difference in the production and supply of the commodity from next year.
He said: “I am happy with what I am seeing on the site and we are working to meet the deadline for the pre-production test run. We are going to charge on our contractors working on site to ensure that by the end of the first quarter next year, this mill should have started operations; We are hoping that this mill will significantly reduce the pressure of rice in Lagos and some neighbouring States”.
The Imota Rice Mill which is also targeted at creating about two hundred and fifty thousand new jobs, has the capacity to churn out over two million 50kg bags of rice annually