By the time Ambode ends his visit to Switzerland, rice would become as cheap as salt in Nigeria – at least in Lagos.

The Lagos State Governor on Friday in Zurich, Switzerland signed an agreement with Bühler AG (“Bühler”), a leading global rice-mill producer.

The deal is for the acquisition of a 32 tonnes per hour producing Rice Mill.

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The Governor, who spoke shortly after the ceremony, said the development is in furtherance of his vision to enhance food security and create employment in Lagos State.

It is estimated that the partnership would create about 200,000 jobs across the agriculture value chain, while it would also bring about the cultivation of 32,000 hectares of farm land.

This equates to an estimated 130 million Kilograms of processed rice per year (an equivalent of 2.6 milion 50kg bags of rice).

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