Dangote Rice Mills Hadejia, Jigawa State, billed to kick off production 2019, to produce over 10,000 jobs with projected cash flows of over N90 billion Naira annually.
The Dangote Rice Limited which started its out growers scheme in 2016 with thousands of hectares of land in Hadejia, Jigawa state, has a capacity to process 16 metric tons of paddy rice per hour.
The Project Manager, Engr. Tijjani Momodu while speaking with the Chairman of Jigawa State Investment Promotion Committee, Barrister Ibrahim Hassan, said the mill has the capacity for milling 800 metric tonnes per day and also to produce 4-5 mega-watts of independent power.
Barrister Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, noted that the state economic diversification policy will soon be generating cash flow five times above the state government annual budget.
In his statement, the state government had in the last three years focused on supporting investors with all necessary incentives including issuing Certificates of Occupancy of lands within shortest possible period.
Dangote Group Executive Director, Mr Devakumar Edwin said Jigawa State is one of the fastest growing agricultural destinations in Nigeria, blessed with vast fertile land, water resources, climate and progressive people, which has brought about the commitment of the community to support the efforts of the present administration in developing a robust agro-industry in the state.
During a visit by Jigawa State Investment Promotion Committee to Axom Jigawa, a company set for the processing of sesame, the Managing Director of the company, Alhaji Mohammed Lawal Jafaru Alhaji, said their machines thrashed 100 bags of sesame in one hour and loaded three containers of trailer per day.
Axom Jigawa is expected to thrash 80-100 tonnes of sesame, by February 2018. He added.