The Lagos State Government on Wednesday disclosed rice production would start at the Imota Rice Mill in Ikorodu by February 2019, with a production capacity of 32,000 tonnes per hour.
Mr Ade Akinsanya, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, stated this at the inspection tour of the mill alongside other members of the State Executive Council.
He added that work is been stepped up in the mill by the government to ensure that large quantity of rice is supplied to the state and other south west states.
Akinsanya disclosed that the entire site covering 8,000 square metres, with a light industrial park, would create direct and indirect jobs for 250,000 people. adding that the mill will have a warehouse that would accommodate 20,000 metric tonnes of rice.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the team also inspected the ongoing project at the regional food market in Imota, where the Mile 12 Market and other markets in the environs would be relocated.
The commissioner further disclosed that the market would accommodate 5,000 stalls, 1000 capacity trucks and trailer park, with the first phase at 75 per cent completion. The Project would be delivered by September 2018.