Chinese firm to establish $8m corn mill in Cross River

Posted by News Express | 25 August 2016 | 2,930 times

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A Chinese conglomerate has expressed its determination to set up a feed mill and maize farm in Cross River state, worth eight million Dollars.

The move by the investor is expected to boost Governor Ben Ayade efforts to diversify the economy of the state.

The Chairman of Wuhan Longfecund Agriculture Development Company Ltd, Wuhan in China, Yongsheng Cao, disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Ben Ayade at the government house in Calabar.

Speaking through an interpreter Cao said, he is optimistic that, setting up the feed mill and maize farm in Cross River State will thrive as the state and China share same topography.

Giving a nod to the immediate start of the farm, Governor Ben Ayade said, Cross River State is expanding their horizon in Agriculture and taking a leap into agricultural phase to ensure a leading direction.

The governor affirmed that, parts of Akamkpa, Uyanga, Obubra and Yala were suitable areas for maize farming based on soil studies earlier conducted.

Ayade reasoned that the partnership between Cross River State government and the maize centre in China will provide the state with a first class knowledge, first class technology, first class farming and first class mill as all sweet corns used in our salads were imported. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows Governor Ayade.

Source: News Express

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