Calls For Return Of Marketing Boards Heighten

Filed in Business by on October 13, 2017

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and the Emir of Zazzau, Dr. Shehu Idris, have advocated the return of produce marketing boards.

To them, it will assist farmers to have value for their products andn the proper evaluation of crop prices.

They made the call at the inuaguration of the Sunseed Feed Mills, Oil Mills and the G. K. Chanrai Memorial Hospitals Complex, Zaria, Kaduna State.

In a statement made available to The Nation, they lamented the absence of produce marketing boards, saying that the situation had left farmers at the mercy of middlemen. They also stressed the need for the boards to enable farmers make profit.

According to el-Rufai, the mill will not only add value to the diversification agenda of his administration, but also assist in creating jobs for the teaming youth.

He urged foreign and local investors to take advantage of the huge incentives, including favourable business environment in the state.

He charged them to invest in areas that will complement the employment generation initiative of the state.

Sunseeds Feed Mills and Oil Mills Ltd Managing Director Mr. Tarun Das commended the state for creating an enabling environment for investors. He extolled el-Rufai’s virtues, describing him as very amiable and a man with “listening ears, and a motivator for excellent results.

Kewalram Chanrai Group Deputy Managing Director Mr. Victor Eburajolo reiterated the group’s commitment to using its projects to help Nigerians secure a more prosperous future by increasing household incomes and employment.

According to him, Sunseed Feed Mills and Oil Mills will create a network that will nurture competitive small and medium enterprises, expand trade and promote a vibrant agricultural sector.

Eburajolo said the group, which was established 110 years ago, has grown from assembling Chevrolet cars, trucks, motor bikes and tricycles at its Apapa-Oshodi Express Way, Lagos headquaters to other ventures.

The Group, according to him, has interests in textiles, automobiles, agriculture and oil milling, among others.

He said Sunseed Nigeria, Zaria is one of the companies under the Group. Sunseed Feed Mill , multi billion Naira investment on 25 acres, specialises in the manufacturing of various animal feed products. It employs about 500 people.


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