Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum paid a visit to the Mills in Maiduguri on Wednesday, inspecting manufacturing facilities and meeting with company executives.
The Chad Basin Development Authority, the governments of Borno and Yobe States, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, Apapa, and New Nigeria Development Company are all shareholders in the Maiduguri flour mill.
Zulum, is ready to inject money into the Maiduguri Flour Mills to maximize the company’s full production capability of semovita and other food goods as part of efforts to boost public access to food items in Maiduguri and other regions of Borno.
When the flour mills are able to run at full capacity, Zulum believes it will significantly boost the availability of current food supplies in marketplaces.
“If at all possible, your (management) should contact Lagos Flour Mill and see how we might collaborate. Although I am aware that this company is already in operation, the most essential thing for me is to figure out how we can get the most out of it.
“However, output is my main priority.
What will we be able to achieve after we inject funds, and how will our people benefit? Allow for the availability of high-quality Semovita and other food items in Borno markets. “I believe this will help to lower food prices by giving people more options, and there will be more value added to our economy,” Zulum said.
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Zulum also paid a visit to Maiduguri’s federal secretariat complex to assess the current biometric enrollment process for batch C applicants for the Federal Government’s N-Power vocational employment program.
In other news, the governor went back to the state-owned Ramat Polytechnic to oversee some of the rapid actions he requested on Tuesday. The Polytechnic’s management has been suspended by the Governor due to the institution’s poor situation.
He ordered the state’s higher education government to run the Polytechnic for six months and quickly implement improvements that should be visible within 24 hours.