The West African Rice Association has commended Labana Rice for expanding agricultural business to neighbouring countries.

It declared that the company’s business initiative will undoubtedly fast track socioeconomic development in the West African sub region. 

The President of the Association Mr Mahamadou Hadeve made the commendation when he led the leadership of the Association to a visit to the company in Birnin Kebbi in continuation of their visit to the member countries. 

He explained that the Executive Committee Members of the Association were drawn from Niger, Ghana, Burkina Faso,Benin, Togo, Senegal and Nigeria.

According to him, the tour was aimed at mobilising both Rice farmers and processors in the sub-region to strengthen their relationship, promote and develop Rice business transaction within the sub-region. 

” But on arrival in Nigeria and Labana Rice Mills in particular,  we discovered that Labana Rice Mills has already set the pace for achieving our mission and objectives” the President declared. 

Specifically, he noted with satisfaction the acquisition of 30,000 hectares of farm land by Labana Rice Mills in Benin Republic for Rice cultivation and acceptance of students from educational institutions in the neighbouring countries for industrial training as another solid foundation for achieving the Association’s set objectives. 

Mr Mahamadou further expressed satisfaction with the cordial relationship between Rice farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) and the Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RIPAN)  which he said had remarkably contributed to the success of rice business in Nigeria. 

The visitors were accompanied  by the RIFAN Deputy National President Alhaji Ahmed Dukku and the Kebbi State Chairman Alhaji Sahabi Augie. 

They were received and briefed by the General Manager Abdullahi Idris Zuru, assuring them of the company’s support .

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