Dangote, President of Dangote Group
Dangote Rice, a subsidiary of Dangote Group would launch it’s multi-million naira 25,000 hectares of rice outgrower scheme in Sokoto with a prospect of employment opportunities for the rural communities inhabitants.
According to a release by the Africa Press Organisation (APO) issued on behalf of Dangote Group, President of the Group, Aliko Dangote disclosed at the weekend that the Company would flag off a pilot project of 500 ha by Gonroyo dam, in Goronyo local government of Sokoto state on Wednesday. The dam is the second largest in the country, after Kainji.
To be performed by the governor of the state, Aminu Tambuwal, activities at the flag off will include distribution of seedlings to the primary local farmers who in turn would plant the seeds after which Dangote Rice company would purchase the rice from them for milling and processing.
It added that Sokoto was…
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