By Muyiwa Omobulejo
The President of Nigerians in the Diaspora (Asia Group), Prof. Emenike Ejiogu has described the introduction of the modular rice milling machine into the nation’s market as “a blessing to the rice value chain and a boost to the small scale sector of the economy.”
Prof. Ejiogu stated this in his opening remarks at the seminar and awareness programme on the rice value chain organised recently by NIDO in collaboration with their Asian partners for stakeholders in Lagos.
Speaking at the event, which major highlight was the introduction of a compact modular rice milling machine into the market and demonstration of its usage to rice farmers, millers, sellers, businessmen and the media, Ejiogu said the Kanryu rice husking and milling machine was specifically made for the African market and targeted at the small scale farmers and rice millers.
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