Gemany-based agro coy, REILA to establish agro assembly plant in Nasarawa
REILA, a Germany Post-harvest Technology Manufacturing Company has identified Nasarawa State as the best location for establishing an agro assembly plant in Nigeria.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, disclosed this shortly after a demonstration by the firm of its post-harvest implements at Shabu Farms, in Agwada Development Area of the state.
According to the Governor, the arrival of Reila would allow Nasarawa to carry out a post- harvest operation, which would help farmers in the state cut loses incurred as a result of the harvest.
“The biggest part is the fact that the company has identified Nasarawa State as a place where they will set up their manufacturing site, where the assembly of agricultural implements will be carried out,” he stated.
The governor, therefore, described the decision by the Germany based company, as a big push for his administration, considering the importance it attached to attracting investors to the state.
“This is a big push for us. That’s why I selected today to come and see this demonstration myself, because both the Emir of Keffi, Shehu
Usman Yamusa, the founder of the plant as well as our former governor, is attracting the kind of investment our administration is looking forward to, especially in agriculture.”
He further explained that his administration would acquire some of the implements, to lease it out at a subsidized rate, to local farmers who may not afford the cost of buying the equipment.
“The intention is not for the Nasarawa State Government to make money out of it, but we will save our farmers from post-harvest loses. Once they can save such loses, we will be empowering our people economically,” Sule said.
The representative of Reila in Nigeria, Abba Kyari Wujema, said the company which specializes in efficient grains management during harvest, discovered over 30 percent of grains in Nigeria are lost after harvest, mostly because of poor post-harvest management.
According to Wujema, RIELA deals with the development of plants for grain processing and is today one of the major suppliers of complete after-harvesttechnology plants, Cleaning, drying, storage of assorted grain, maize, rice, oil fruits and legumes.