RIVERS STATE GOVERNOR, NYESOM WIKE SAYS PLAN IS UNDERWAY TO INAUGURATE CASSAVA PROCESSING FACTORY COMPLETED BY HIS ADMINISTRATION
Written by wave FM on April 15, 2021
Rivers State Governor, NYESOM WIKE says his administration has successfully completed the State cassava processing factory that will buy-off cassava tubers from 3000 Rivers farmers regularly.
Governor WIKE who disclosed this when members of Management and Board of the Rivers State Cassava Processing company presented processed cassava flour to him said the facility will be inaugurated in May, 2021.
The governor said his administration took the decision to finance the project in 2015 because one of the shareholders in the company was downsizing its operations in the country.
Governor WIKE commended the Central Bank of Nigeria for eventually approving money for the project even if it was coming when it has been completed.
In his presentation, the Project Manager of Rivers State Cassava Processing Company Limited, REUBEN GEISEN, said they have successfully energised and test-run the factory that will produce high quality cassava flour from the installed machines.
Written by Chinwendu Nwani