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Olam, others have made Kaduna more investment-friendly – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said the State had become more investment-friendly because of investments of organizations like Olam and others in the…

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said the State had become more investment-friendly because of investments of organizations like Olam and others in the state.

El-Rufai, who commended Olam and the other companies at the ground-breaking ceremony for a Tomato processing factory, held at Kangimi, in Igabi Local Government Area of the state,, said their commitment to investing in the state was partly responsible for why Kaduna State is ranked as the Number One destination for doing business in Nigeria by the World Bank’s Doing Business Report.

He said: “The Kaduna State Government welcomes this latest investment in the agricultural potentials of our state. Olam showed the way back in 2017 when President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned its Hatchery and Feed Mill project that is sited in our Chikun Local Government Area.”

Olam’s Feed Mill, Hatchery and Breeder Farms, located along the Kaduna -Abuja Expressway, is a huge investment and the largest of such facility in West Africa.

The mill sources over 150,000 tons of corn and 75,000 tons of soybean from local farmers, which has encouraged many smallholder farmers to increase the production of these crops.

The large silo and flat warehousing capacity allows farmers to sell their produce on harvest, without having to worry about storage.