Rice Mills employs 3,000 workers in Kebbi
Alhaji Abdullahi Zuru, the General Manager of privately owned Labana Rice Mills Ltd. in Kebbi State, says the company employs 3,000 workers.
Zuru spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin- Kebbi on Wednesday.
He said the company established five years ago had two mills to process rice obtained from local farmers who had been assisted to produce the required quantity by the company.
Zuru said the two rice mills had the capacity to process 16 tonnes of rice per hour.
“Labana Rice mills encourages self – sufficiency in high quality rice produced by local farmers. Our Labana premium and Labana parboiled products are of high quality and affordable.
“The company will sustain farmers with inputs in the outgrowers scheme within and outside the state, ” he said.
Zuru said the company would expand the scope of production and employment, enhance capacity building of staff, as well as support farmers increased productivity.
He said the company would employ additional workers as it expanded and therefore tasked youths to embrace rice cultivation as the
commodity would be purchased by the company to encourage self- reliance. (