Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya has said that the state would create over 250,000 direct and indirect jobs through the 32 metric tons per hour capacity Imota Rice Mill.
Speaking during an inspection of the mill to assess progress of work so far done, Olusanya said the mill, situated on a land mass of 8.5 hectares of land, would produce 650 bags of 50kg of rice per hour and two lines to produce 16 metric tons each.
She added that the mill, when completed, would be the 4th largest in the world and Africa.
Olusanya expressed satisfaction with the progress of work being done at the 32 metric tons per hour capacity Imota Rice Mill, saying that apart from rice production, the state would also benefit from the project when completed.
She pointed out that agriculture and food security were important components of the THEMES developmental agenda of the state government of making Lagos a 21st century economy thus the commitment of the government to complete the rice mill in order to meet the rice demand of the state and indeed the nation.