Thursday, April 25, 2024

RMRDC, Others Inaugurate First Onion, Garlic Processing Plant in Sokoto

The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), in partnership with Africa -Generic Synergy Farm Limited, Chimbilco Technical Nigeria Limited, and Sokoto Investment and Properties Limited, have inaugurated the first indigenous onion and garlic processing plant.

The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), in partnership with Africa -Generic Synergy Farm Limited, Chimbilco Technical Nigeria Limited, and Sokoto Investment and Properties Limited, have inaugurated the first indigenous onion and garlic processing plant.

The Chairman of Onion and Garlic Processing Partnership Limited (O&G Company), Saleh Ibrahim, noted at the inauguration in Sokoto that the idea for the processing plant was conceived by some elites in the state to rescue onion and garlic farmers from their persistent post-harvest losses.

Ibrahim added that the company would continue to partner with experts to consider more research and developmental initiatives in order to ease the current losses experienced by farmers across the state and improve their standard of living.

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The Director General of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Hussaini Ibrahim, represented at the occasion by Emmanuel Kwaya, commended partners and investors who have made the project a reality.

“Today marks an important milestone for the manufacturing industry in Nigeria as we commission the first wholly indigenous onion and garlic flakes processing plant.” “I am particularly delighted that this plant was designed and fabricated by Nigerian engineers following the call by the Council to reduce the perennial post-harvest wastages associated with onion and garlic.”

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“They have shown confidence in the Nigeria-can-do spirit and have taken concrete steps to help see our research and development (R&D) results in onion and garlic processing reach their full potential,” he said.

The National President of the National Onion Producers, Processors, and Marketers Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Isah Aliyu Sa’idu Binji, lauded the project for coming to the aid of farmers while disclosing that the onion produced in Nigeria amounted to more than N700 billion, but about 40 to 50 percent of the product worth over N300 billion is wasted due to post-harvest losses.

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