By: Our Correspondent
UYO, South-South, Nigeria – A flour mill with a capacity to process 500 metric tons of wheat daily is set to commence test production in Mkpok-Okat, in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Udoh who disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday, said that the company, Kings Flour Mill is one of the results of the public private partnership model adopted by Governor Udom Emmanuel to attract investors to the state.
He noted that the factory, which is one of the best of its kind in Nigeria, will create direct jobs for the teaming youth, and as well offers an expansive value chain for a lot more people.
Fielding questions from newsmen shortly after a tour of the factory complex, the Projects Manager, Alper Yilmaz said the factory is set for test production which should commence by end of July, 2019.
He noted that the Kings Flour Mill, with its Hi-Tech and fully automated machines has the capacity to process 500 metric tons of wheat including 400 tons of flour daily.
He disclosed that the company has also fixed production lines to deliver different sizes of well packaged flour and semolina.
It would be recalled that Governor Emmanuel in May 2017 flagged-off the construction of a flour mill in the state with the assurances that when the mill begins production, it will have the capacity to employ more than 1,500 youth in the state.