Tiamin Rice officials and others at the event.
By Ahmed Ahmed
Tiamin Rice Limited has established an N18 billion rice farm in Udubu, Gamawa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The Managing Director, Tiamin Rice Limited, Alhaji Aminu Ahmed Zabi, disclosed this during the foundation laying of two blocks of six class rooms at Begu village of Gamawa LGA on Tuesday.
He said that the farm was the largest modern farm in Nigeria with 10,000 hectares with a projection to produce 120,000 tons of rice per day and other farm produce like maize.
“The farm is expected to give 120,000 tons per year as well provide employment to our teeming unemployed youth,” he said.
He added that the land was fully acquired through the Bauchi State government after payment of N300 million as compensation.
The Tiamin boss pointed out that the construction of the classrooms was part of the social responsibility of the company to the community it operates.
Zabi also commended Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Katagum Emirate and District head of Udubu for their support and assistance towards making the project a reality.
Governor Mohammmed who was represented by his Senior Special Assistance on Empowerment, Mr Khalid Barau, lauded Tiamin Rice Limited for its corporate responsibility.
“Even during Covid-19, it donated over four thousand bags of rice to the Bauchi State government to cushion the effect of coronavirus.
“The effort of Tiamin Rice Limited in the state over 2000 peoples will be employed.
“The construction of two blocks of class and veterinary clinic will directly improve the sociology and economic development of the people of the area,” Barau said.
Meanwhile, at a courtesy call on the district head of Udubu, Alhaji Aminu Mohd Malami, the MD said that the farm would employ over 1000 youths from Udubu town and they would be trained in modern farming by professionals from Bangladesh.
He appreciated the warm reception accorded to him by people of Gamawa local government, noting that Udubu town and Zabi had long standing cordial relationship which informed him to recommend it for citing of farm in the area.
In his remark, Malami commended the MD Tiamin Rice for citing the large farm project in Udubu town.
He maintained that the community and entire people of the state would no doubt benefit from the Tiamin farm Udubu.
Malami however called on the people to embrace modernity, admonishing the community to take the ownership of the farm for the overall development of the area.