Opens Sub-Saharan Africa’s “Largest Feed Mill” In Calabar
Olusegun Aganga, minister of industry, trade and investment, has inaugurated an ultra-modern Flour Mills’ 70,000 metric tons integrated Eastern Feed Mills in Calabar, Cross River State, said to be sub-Saharan Africa’s largest feed mill.
John G. Coumantaros, the chairman of Flour Mills plc, disclosed that the mill is the largest in sub-Saharan Africa, with capacity to create 1,000 direct and indirect jobs, with the hope of turning Cross River into a “Chicken Republic.”
Coumantaros said that the feed mill’s products are intended to produce biggest, fattest, most tendering and delicious chickens in Nigeria.
He said the company intends to diversify into other agro-allied-based investments in the state to boost production.
Rolf Burckhardt, the managing director of the Company, said the mill is capable of producing 70,000 metric tons daily; and that Calabar was found suitable for it because of available seaport, suitable labour and raw materials; and that their target was to serve the entire poultry farmers in the federation.
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