Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and 24 state governors are billed to commission the ₦10 billion WACOT Rice Mill at Argungu located in Kebbi State today. This was confirmed by the State Governor, His Excellency, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
In addressing journalist while on a visit to Governor Abubakar Atiku Badugu at the Government house in Birnin Kebbi, the chairman of WACOT in the person of Alhaji Bashar Aminu said the decision to establish a rice mill in Kebbi state was in line with the president’s directive that they should produce and make the people patronize Nigerian rice.
He disclosed that WACOT investment in Kebbi State would expand to ₦10 Billion with 400 metrics tonnes production per day plus, employ 1000 workers of which 95 percent will be Kebbi state Indigenes.
The company, which he said has branches in 13 African countries, the Middle Belt and Asian countries, when fully expanded, would generate its independent energy and supply 250 villages in 14 local government areas of the state.