Alhaji Abdullahi Zuru, the General Manager of privately owned Labana Rice Mills Ltd. in Kebbi State, says the company employs 3,000 workers.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin-Kebbi on Wednesday, Zuru said the company established five years ago had two mills to process rice obtained from local farmers who had been assisted to produce the required quantity by the company. He added that the two rice mills had the capacity to process 16 tonnes of rice per hour.
“Labana Rice mills encourages self–sufficiency in high quality rice produced by local farmers. Our Labana premium and Labana parboiled products are of high quality and affordable.
“The company will sustain farmers with inputs in the outgrowers scheme within and outside the state,” he said.
According to Zuru, the company plans to expand the scope of production and employment, enhance capacity building of staff, as well as support farmers increased productivity.