The Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, said that his administration was in partnership talks with Dangote, Coscharis and Stallion Group Industries Limited to set up rice mills in the state.
The Governor made this known at a forum, “Ekiti Youth Conversation with Mr. Governor”, held at the Abiodun Adetiloye Hall of the State Trade Fair Complex, Ado Ekiti, as part of activities marking the first anniversary of his administration.
He said that the state has land that is very good for rice production and his administration will put in place an enabling environment and other incentives that would attract investors like favourable framework, tax relief, security, among others.
Youths from different parts of the state attended the programme. Fayemi revealed that his administration had just sealed a deal with Promasidor Limited to revive Ikun Dairy Farm, set up a milk producing factory, among others.
He made it known that two cassava processing companies are setting up shops in the state to absorb cassava produce in the state, noting this will boost the state’s investment profile and create jobs for the youths.
Also, Fayemi revealed that Ekiti Development and Investment Promotion Agency (EKDIPA) has just been established to leverage on the state’s investment potential to create more jobs in the state.