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BOPLAS To Produce 2 Million Sacks For Packaging Of Rice Cultivated Under NALDA Programme

The resuscitated Borno Plastic Industry has been named as the official manufacturer of sacks for the packaging of rice being cultivated under the latest Federal Government food programme by National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA).

Executive Secretary of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne made this known on Wednesday when Gov. Babagana Zulum visited him at the NALDA’s headquarters in Abuja.

“Borno state is our official producer of local sacks both for our rice program and other programs. We have placed an order of 2 million sacks, it will not stop at the initial 2 million, it is going to be a continuous process as we made a request. Your Excellency, we are committed to working with you,”
Ikonne said.

The executive secretary’s comment is actualization of an order the NALDA placed, when he led top officials to an inspection tour of production facilities at Borno plastic industry, BOPLAS, in January this year.

Ikonne explained that the NALDA’s choice of Borno was due to the Gov Zulum’s commitment to agricultural development.

Ikonne said that Borno was chosen for the launch of a a program “Soil Doctors/agricultural extension workers” that would hold on 1st of March, adding that Borno would also be a take off point for NALDA’s “grow your food” programme in which Nigerians would be encouraged to grow what they would eat.

Zulum had during the visit informed the NALDA boss of his administration’s commitment to food production and his commitment to collaborate with NALDA to key into all federal government agricultural programmes.

Zulum also assured payment of all counterpart funds to NALDA.

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