Nigeria’s Labana to partner Benin Republic on large scale rice production – Official

Labana Rice Mill, Kebbi State, has begun bilateral discussions with the Republic of Benin for collaboration on large scale rice production.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a three-member government delegation from Benin Republic visited Kebbi State for the meeting with the Board of Directors and Management of the Labana Rice Mills to agree on the modalities of the proposed collaboration.

NAN also recalled that the idea of the partnership was first mooted by the Federal Government, after it had selected Labana Rice Mills among other rice mills in Nigeria for its proposed Nigerian Rice exportation to African countries, in view of its high capacity and quality of its products.

The delegation from Benin included the Deputy Ambassador of Benin Republic to Nigeria, Alfred Akossoun; Director-General of Benin Agency for Agricultural Development, Jean Gbeto-Dansou and a member of the Benin National Assembly, Isaa Saley-Salfou.

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