Biggest edible oil refinery opens for business in Ibadan

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Ibadan | 11 November 2014 | 5,611 times

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Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has inaugurated the biggest automated edible oil refinery in the state. Located in Ibadan, the state capital, Roll Oil Mills Limited is a subsidiary of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc. The refinery is built to refine crude palm kernel oil, crude palm oil and crude soybean oil into refined oil and distilled fatty acids.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ajimobi stated that the increase in employment generation, through the company, would be to the people of the state his own idea of stomach infrastructure.

“This, indeed, is our idea of the so-called stomach infrastructure. We appreciate the management of the company for its trust and confidence in our stat,” the governor said.

“What I also want us to know is that, thousands of the sons and daughters of this state would be employed by the company, and this would have multiplier effects on over a million of their dependants,” he added.

Senator Ajimobi assured that his administration would continue to do all within its powers to ensure that the state continues to be the preferred destination of investors in Nigeria.

He described the coming of Roll Oil Mills as one of the dividends of the peaceful atmosphere which his administration has created since its inception as well as the enabling environment which has been attracting foreign investment. The governor stressed that the management of the company would never have invested billions of naira in the violent-prone and dirty Oyo State of the past.

Also speaking, the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, commended the agricultural agenda of the Ajimobi administration. He noted that the governor has done a lot to assist farmers in the state in the provision of tractors and other farm implements.

•Photo shows Governor Ajimobi.

Source: News Express

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