The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said rice production would start at the Imota Rice Mill at Imota, a suburb in Lagos, by the second quarter of 2020, with a production capacity of 32,000 tonnes per hour.
According to the Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, the State Government-owned Integrated Rice Mill will be also created about 250, 000 jobs from the production down to market
Lawal disclosed this during an inspection tour of the mill alongside other members of the State Executive Council.
The Commissioner, who was accompanied on the inspection tour by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Olayiwole Onasanya, as well as other top officials of the Ministry, noted that the 32 metric-tonnes capacity mill is projected to be producing 2.4million/50kg bags annually.
He added that the Rice Mill would also have a warehouse to accommodate 20,000 metric tonnes of rice.