Company acquires 1900 hectares of land, to create 700 jobs

Date: 2017-08-17

At least 700 jobs would be created for Kwara State youths following the acquisition of 1900 hectares of land for farming by QuinnMcGrath Limited, a company owned by Mr. Didi Ndiomu.

A statement made available to Pulse on Wednesday, August 16, said Ndiomu disclosed the acquisition on Tuesday when he led his team on a courtesy visit to the State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, at the Government House in Ilorin.

The Chairman was also quoted as saying that the investment will boost Kwara's economy.

He told the governor that his company has also acquired 1000 hectares of land at Malete in Moro Local Government Area of the state and another 900 hectares of land for animal husbandry.

Ndiomu also said the company intends to set up a feed mill plant in the State and therefore, solicited the government

In his remarks, Ahmed said his administration is ready to partner with private investors to drive agriculture business in the State.

He noted that the government is bringing an innovation to Agric business through its Off-Takers Demand Driven Agriculture (ODDA) scheme.

The governor explained that his administration is poised to pursue the scheme with vigour to ensure that agriculture enjoys the attention it deserves.

He expressed delight with the level of participation by youths and women in the State who have oversubscribed the 2500 hectares of land made available under the Off Taker Demand Driven Agriculture scheme.

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