Dangote Flour Mills has reportedly reopened its plant in Kano with plans to grow wheat in the state. The plant was shut down by Tiger Branded Consumer Goods of South Africa following its acquisition of the flour mill.
The reopening ceremony and commissioning of new machinery at the plant location in Kano also witnessed the rewarding of distributors at various categories.
Speaking recently at the commissioning of the plant in Kano, President/CEO, Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote assured stakeholders that the mill which is back for production and will not be shut for any interest.He noted that he would be looking forward to venturing into farming in the State where the company can create jobs especially through the flour mill.
He stated that since Kano was known for strategic products like flour, sugar, pasta and others, the mill was being successfully re-engineered to meet the emerging challenges in the market place as well as meet the ever changing demands of many consumers.
Dangote explained that the decision to invest in the came when Tiger Branded Consumer Goods decided to leave the country stressing that the essence was to save over 3000 jobs which would have ended in people going back into the job market in Nigeria.
In ensuring that these jobs are secured he said injecting fresh cash of about N10 billion into the business would help move the mill forward.