THE Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has inaugurated a 5,000 tonnes per year cashew processing factory, FoodPro Nigeria Limited, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Professor Osinbajo was accompanied by Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; and Executive Director of Bank of Industry, Mr. Waheed Olagunju. The Vice President, who was conducted round the factory by the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Ayo Olajiga, restated the administration’s resolve to support the private sector with policies that will make business easier. Olajiga, who later spoke with journalists, said the company had employed more than 400 staff with 90 percent of them being women, since it started operations a few years back. He said the factory was expanded to produce 5,000 tonnes of processed cashew nuts a year.