Kogi to hit market with rice, fish


Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state

By Friday Idachaba

Kogi state is to flood the markets with rice and fish by December following the mass production of the products by the state-owned Omi Agricultural Development Centre.

The centre situated in Yagba-West Local Government would be out with “Confluence’’ rice, Mr David Apeh, Special Adviser to Gov. Yahaya Bello on Agriculture and Rural Development, said.

‘’In December, God willing, the state government will be out with Kogi Confluence Rice from Omi Dam,’’ he said.

According to Apeh, necessary arrangement for the December deadline, for the rice to hit the market has been completed.

“The milling factory in Omi will also serve as undertaker for other rice-producing local government areas of the state to mill all and package them for the markets.’’

The Omi project also has about 500 fish ponds already developed for massive fish production.

Apeh expressed optimism that fish production would boost the effort of…

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