NDDC to Revive Rice Mill in Rivers

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The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has revealed its intention to revive the rice mill situated in Elele Alimini, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Victor Antai, the NDDC Executive Director of Projects, expressed disappointment over the suspension of production at the mill during a recent inspection visit. He highlighted that the rice mill, established as part of NDDC’s industrialization strategies, has the potential to create employment opportunities for the local youth upon resuming full production.

In a statement released by Pius Ughakpoteni, the Director of Corporate Affairs at NDDC, it was emphasised that the revival of the 180 tonnes/day rice mill in Emohua is a crucial component of the commission’s efforts to ensure food shortages in the region. Antai remains optimistic that when the rice mill returns to full operation, it will play a significant role in addressing food security concerns in the area:

“The NDDC has to meet its mandate of food security in consonance with the drive of the Managing Director, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, who is determined to create employment for the teeming youths of the region,” Antai said.

The NDDC’s commitment to revitalising the rice mill aligns with its broader industrialization initiatives. Antai, during the inspection, described the suspension of production at the factory as disheartening and stressed the importance of bringing the mill back into full operation to contribute positively to the local economy.

Victor Antai

The commission sees the revival of the rice mill as a strategic move that will not only boost food security and reduce food shortages but also contribute to the economic development of the region.

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