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Ondo To Partner Dangotre Groups On The Production of Rice.

The Ondo State Government has commenced a partnership with the Dangote Group of Companies on rice production as the group has proposed to acquire 3,000 hectares of land in the state to cultivate the staple.

The company urged the state government to expedite action on the proposal so that work could commence on the project soon, stressing that the state had the potential to lead other states of the federation in rice production.

At a meeting with the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Adegboyega Adefarati, in Akure on Thursday, the General Manager, Dangote Industries Limited, Dr. Sani Dawop, said the 3,000-hectare rice farm would provide employment for about 6,000 youths in the state.

He added that that the farm was expected to produce about 15,000 tonnes of rice annually, while 30 per cent of the workers would be women.

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