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Dangote’s Sokoto Rice Factory Ready This Year | The Precision

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The Dangote
Rice Processing Mill, with a production capacity of 250,000 metric tonnes per
annum, will be ready in Sokoto State this year.

The Group
Executive Director, Stakeholders Management and Corporate Communications of
Dangote Group, Mr. Mansur Ahmed, made this known during a visit to Governor
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal in Sokoto.

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 “We have
already identified 27 hectares of land suitable for the project while our civil
engineers are already on ground. Our plan is to start the construction next
week which will take six months to be completed.
 “Some
components of the machinery needed have already arrived the country while
others are expected within the next two to three weeks.
 “We are
hoping to commence production before the end of this year to the tune of 32
metric tonnes per hour and 250,000 metric tonnes per annum,” he added.
 Ahmed said
Dangote Industries will soon transport all the milling to Sokoto as
installation process are quickened.

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In his
remarks, Governor Tambuwal assured the Dangote Group of his administration’s
cooperation towards to successful take off of the project.
He said
plans have been completed to pay compensation to land owners while the
certificate of occupancy and other title documents will be ready in a matter of
days.
“We are
urging investors from far and near to come and invest in Sokoto because we have
favourable policies and friendly population that will maximize return on
investment,” he added.

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