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Kogi launches N4 billion rice factory, eyes 5000 new jobs 

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Kogi launches N4 billion rice factory, eyes 5000 new jobs 

Kogi State Government has completed plans to launch a rice mill factory worth N4 billion. The factory is expected to produce 50 tonnes of rice per day.  

This was made public by the Governor of the State, Yahaya Bello, during an inspection tour of the facility situated in Omi Dam in Ejiba, Yagba West LGA of Kogi.

The details: The Governor, during a visit to the factory, said the establishment of the factory was a fulfilment of a promise he made to his people. He said the factory was built through the assistance of the Minister for Water Resources who granted them the use of the Dam for the factory’s construction. 

“We approached the Federal Government through the Minister for Water Resources to allow us to use this Dam for the benefit of our people. Today, we are here to inspect a brown new rice factory that is second to none as far as northern Nigeria is concerned.” 

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5000 jobs to be created: The factory has the capability to produce over 1000 bags of 50 kg high-quality rice every day. This translates into employment for more than 5000 people in direct jobs, as well as indirect employment opportunities. Bello said that Kogi’s State IGR would witness a monthly boost up to N120 million in revenue following the establishment of the factory, which he hoped would inject N300 million into the economy of Kogi State also on a monthly basis. 

The rice mill is expected to also bring about an increase in the production of fish and poultry meals based on the proximity of the factory to the source of water in the dam.  

“The rice mill will also be producing fish and poultry meals because we are presently having over 500 fish ponds in this Omi Dam. We have the capacity to produce cassava and all agro-allied products in this particular location,” the Governor hinted.

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He added that the factory had an independent power generation plant, powered through biomass gasification technology.  

The capacity of the plant: The plant capacity stands at 500 kWh and the rice milling plant capacity at every processing line (shift) is 200kwh. The remaining excess of 300kwh which would be used to power strategic locations in neighbouring communities. 

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The Governor, however, solicited the help of the Federal Government to help in expanding the factory. He also stated that the factory would pull several people out of poverty. The factory is to be commissioned by the President before the November 16th Governorship Election. 

 

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Reincarnated as a lover of stocks, Angel investors, seed funds, and anything aligned to tech or startups raising money, Joseph's work at Nairametrics involves following the money to wherever it leads. Before joining Nairametrics, he won an investigative journalism fellowship with ICIR, appeared in several national dallies, with hard-hitting opinions, features and investigative pieces. He has also engaged in content marketing and copywriting for a top e-commerce firm in Nigeria.

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Lagos commences enforcement against building collapse, substandard materials

The state government has moved to actualize its vision of zero tolerance for building collapse.

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The Lagos State government said that it has commenced aggressive enforcement against quackery in construction to end building collapse in the state as it called for the support of building professionals.

This is as the state government has moved to actualize its vision of zero tolerance for building collapse.

This disclosure was made by the General Manager of Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory (LSMTL), Mr Olufunsho Elulade, at its inaugural stakeholders’ conference with the theme, ‘Construction, Material Quality Control and Assurance in Lagos State, on Tuesday in Lagos.

According to a report from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Elulade identified the use of substandard building materials and lack of adherence to quality assurance standards as the major causes of building collapse in the state.

He said the agency will immediately start standard enforcement in the building construction value chain to ensure the use of the right materials.

Elulade said, “We are, hereby, using this medium to state the terms of operations with all our stakeholders across the state; we want to partner with you to move the state forward in order to have safer Lagos for the benefit of all.’

He emphasized the importance of doing away with the menace of quackery, substandard materials and corruption in the construction sector.

The LSMTL boss outlined the various services offered by its laboratory which includes soil tests, water quality assessment, calibration, destructive and non-destructive tests, among others.

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While launching the new logo of the agency, Elulade, pointed out that it was a strategy to eliminate quacks and private laboratories using the agency’s old logo to impersonate its operations and mislead the public.

Also, the Public Relations Officer, Nigerian Institute of Builders (NIOB), Lagos Branch, Mr Olusesanayo Philip said the institute would sustain its public sensitisation campaign adding that the institute was also partnering with LSMTL to sensitise the public on the need to engage professional builders to tame the monster of building collapse in Nigeria.

What this means

The enforcement against quackery and the use of substandard materials in the construction value chain by the Lagos State government will come as a huge relief to residents and a boost to its fight against building collapse.

There have been numerous building collapse incidents in various parts of the state with attendant human casualties, due to the use of substandard materials or non-compliance with the state’s building planning laws and standards.

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Burger King to open first outlet in Nigeria by Q4 2021

Burger King is expected to employ about 6,000 people (direct and indirect) in Nigeria between 2021 and 2026.

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Burger King, an American multinational hamburger fast food chain, is expected to start its operations in Nigeria by the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2021.

The company is also expected to employ about 6,000 people (direct and indirect) in the country between 2021 and 2026, other things being equal.

These were disclosed by Antoine Zammarieh, the Franchisee of Burger King in Nigeria and Managing Director, Allied Food & Confectionary Services Limited, in an interview with Nairametrics on Tuesday.

He said, “Burger King will start operations by Autumn, i.e between September and November 2021. We have set up the Quality Control unit and have met some of our local suppliers to seal the deal. Also, we have sent some of the ingredients to America to test quality.

As a company, we are delighted to enter this new market being the largest country in Africa and are looking forward to serving our future guests with our world-famous Burger King meals.

Most importantly, our goal is to positively contribute to the economy by creating more jobs and employment opportunities. In five years, we hope to directly or indirectly employ between 5,000 and 6,000 people in Nigeria.”

Zammarieh added that the hamburger maker, in a show of interest in the Nigerian market, had signed a development agreement for the Nigerian market.

He explained that the development agreement of the chain in Nigeria, which was recently signed, would give more confidence to the Nigerian market and consumers in general, especially during these hard times.

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Nairametrics had reported, three weeks back, when Zammarieh said, “I always believed in Nigeria and in its people. I am confident this venture will go a long way and prove successful for Burger King, Nigeria, and our company.”

“I believe this will be a tremendous step towards giving more confidence to the Nigerian market and consumers in general.”

What to expect

The first outlet of the hamburger chain in Nigeria is expected to be launched in Lagos.

The Florida-based restaurant chain is set to join the likes of Dominos Pizza, Krispy Kreme, KFC, and Chicken Republic (pieXpress) in a stiff competition for market share and dominance in a saturated market, with hundreds of other traditional restaurant chains.

Burger King is expected to dig deep into its quiver of strategies to ensure an impressive performance and success in its first year of operation, as other players have been having it tough following their respective launches into the Nigerian market.

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The COVID-19 pandemic however has affected the fast-food industry severely, as the disruption to the industry’s supply chain, especially the on-trade channel, which accounts for a significant percentage of restaurant sales, triggered declines in their profits in 2020.

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