By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
The Dangote Rice Processing Mill with a production capacity of 250,000 metric tonnes per annum will be ready in Sokoto State this year.
The Group Executive Director, Corporate Communications of Dangote Group, Mr. Mansur Ahmed, made this known during a courtesy call on Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at the Government House, SokotoÂ on Wednesday.
He said Dangote Industries had already taken delivery of the milling machines which would be transported to Sokoto and installed as soon as land is secured.
“We have already identified 25 hectares of land suitable for the project and have our civil engineers on ground. Our plan is to start the construction next week which will take six months to be completed.
“We are hoping to commence production before the end of this year to the tune of 32 metric tonnes per hour and 35,000 metric tonnes per annum,” he said.