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The Lagos State Government has commenced the construction of a rice factory with the capacity to produce 12 tonnes daily, Babajide Bashorun, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, has said.

According to him, the factory, being built under the ‘Rice for Job Projects’, is located at Imota in Ikorodu. He said that more than N600 million from the 2010 budget had been spent on the project while N1 billion was provided for it in the 2011 budget, adding that the government has placed order for factory equipment from South Korea.

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Courtesy: next

4th April 2011