President Buhari Inaugurates Rice Factory In Calabar
President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Government will continue to boost the economy through Agricultural revolution and success in the sector is being recorded.
The President stated this on Tuesday at the inauguration of the automated rice seed and seedling factory in Calabar, the capital of Cross Rivers State.
The President commended the Cross Rivers state Governor, Ben Ayade, for his key agenda in line with Federal Government’s Agricultural revolution.
This administration launched a zero oil economic roadmap and boosting investment in other sectors of the economy.
“Indeed this factory speaks loudly about the giant strides we are making in agriculture as a country. This monumental project for which we are gathered here today is a marvel to behold.” The president said.
President Buhari expressed confidence that the seedlings from the factory will improve rice production and food sufficiency across the Country.
“What we expect is that the seedlings from this factory will improve rice yield from three to four tonnes to about nine to 10 tonnes per hectare to ensure rice sufficiency in the country,” he said.
The automated seed and seedling factory is believed to be the first in Africa.