The 18 tonnes per hour capacity flour mill by the Kebbi State Government has commenced operations.
While being taken round the various sections of the factory, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said his administration initiated the project to transform the industrial ecosystem in the state and the country.
He said the flour mill, situated at the Bulasa Industrial Zone in Birnin Kebbi, was made possible by the efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture and wheat farmers association to add value to the economy of the state.
Bagudu, who is the chairman of the presidential task force on wheat and rice production, said Kebbi and Nigeria were becoming increasingly important players in wheat production. He said he was happy that the flour mill commenced operations about two weeks to the beginning of Ramadan.
Bagudu noted that President Muhammad Buhari’s administration had done much to boost wheat production in the country and that he was optimistic that the duo of the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shetima, would sustain the feat.
Earlier, a former Commissioner for Agriculture, Attairu Maccido, said the flour mill produced semolina, burabusco and a wheat brand used for animal feeds.
He said, “Flour produced by the mill is of high quality, competitive and would be exported to other African countries.”