Edo govt acquires 410,000 hectares for private agricultural investments

NAN | 30 March 2014

The Edo State Government says 60,000 ha in the State have been acquired for oil palm by instant noodle maker United Food Industries Ltd of Indonesia’s Salim Group.

The Edo Government says it has acquired 410,000 hectares of land in the state, for investments in agriculture by the private sector.
 The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Abdul Oroh, disclosed this in Benin on Sunday, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
 Oroh said that 50,000 hectares of the land had been set aside for the cultivation of rice by the Dangote Group, while 60,000 hectares was acquired for the cultivation of oil palm by the United Food Industries Limited, makers of Indomie noodles.
 He said 300,000 hectares had been kept for other investors interested in farming activities, adding that the land had been mapped out to facilitate the commencement of the projects…

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