PHOTOS: Buhari commissions 50 billion Sunti Golden Sugar Estate in Niger State, to provide 10,000 jobs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commissioned Sunti Golden Sugar Estate in Niger State.

The sugar estate is located on the banks of River Niger, in Mokwa, featuring 17, 000 hectares of irrigable farmland and a sugar mill that processes 4,500 metric tons of sugarcane per day, considered as the company’s biggest agricultural investment in Nigeria.

The sugar estate, owned by Sunti Golden Sugar Estates (SGSE) Ltd., a subsidiary of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc., will at full capacity, produce one million tons of sugarcane, which roughly translates into 100,000 metric tons of sugar yearly.

The farm at the peak of production will provide direct employment for about 10,000 people yearly, and impact up to 50,000 people indirectly, including 3,000 small-scale out growers who will be cultivating sugarcane to feed the mill.

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