Tambuwal Sets Up C’tee For $250m Food Processing Factory
Sokoto Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has set up a technical committee for the actualisation of the $250m food processing factory in the state.
The committee, according to a statement issued by the Governor’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, will work with the company setting up the project, Erisco Foods Ltd, to ensure its realisation early next year.
Speaking when he received the management team of Erisco Foods in his office in Sokoto, Tambuwal said Sokoto is open to business for all investors willing to invest in the state. He said his policy of looking for Nigerian investors will continue because the country has capable businessmen that will make necessary difference in key areas.
“Establishment of the agro-based company will bring about development of the agricultural sector and provide job opportunities for our people. On our part, we will provide necessary incentives to encourage both local and international investors that want to invest in the state.
“Today’s visit shows the resolve of the government to accelerate growth of the economy to improving the living standards of the citizens,” Tambuwal added.
The technical committee is to be headed by the former Deputy Governor of Sokoto, Chiso Dattijo. Other members include commissioners of commerce and industries, agriculture, environment and works, while Engineer Lawal Maidoki will serve as the Secretary.
In his remark Chairman of Erisco Foods, Chief Eric Umeofia, said apart from the food processing factory, his company is working with foreign partners to see to the possibility of setting up a tractor manufacturing company with the capacity to produce 30,000 tractors annually.