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Benue Biotechnology Company Requires 2,000 tones of Cassava Daily

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A Makurdi based Chinese biotechnology company said it will be consuming on daily basis, not less than 2,000 tones of fresh and dry cassava chips.

The chairman of the company, Mr. Lee Yunzee made the disclosure while exchanging views with governor Samuel Ortom at Benue Peoples House, Makurdi.

He advised Benue farmers to approach farming with maximum commitment so as to improve the supply of raw materials to the company.

Mr. Yunzee informed the governor that the company have the capacity to employ thousands of Benue youths and farmers either directly or indirectly from its ethanol project in the state.

According to him, their presence in Benue state was predicated upon governor Ortom’s zeal for the company to invest in Benue even before becoming the Chief Executive Officer.

He assured that the company will continue to build and use it influence to attract more foreign investors to the state as long as the atmosphere is safe.

Responding, governor Ortom assured of his administration’s readiness to accord the company the necessary backing and urged it to take advantage of the numerous resources to invest more in the state.

The governor said, it has been his intention during his days as Minister that such a company from China come to invest in Benue and that his dream has come to pass with the company’s presence established now.

He assured of his readiness to provide security that could guarantee security of lives and property for business to thrive in the state.

In a separate interview, two cassava farmers, Mr. Terngu Iornum expressed happiness over the presence of the company in the state which he hope would mop up all the produce to avert waste farmers used to witness in the past years.

On her part, Mama Esther Apuu decried scarcity of improved cassava stems and fertilizer which Benue farmers go through and called on government to be alive to its responsibility of ensuring supply of essential materials to them.

She hoped that with consistent rains and incentives like soft loans, Benue farmers will be better off in production for both consumption and sale to better their lot.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Good idea sir it has also been my vision sir, and I started de process’s during the COVID19 time and now my cassava farm if due for production so what are the processes to option it to your company sir? I hails from Benue Gboko local government

  2. This news of having a cassava company in Benue state gladdens me. It’s actually a development that will cut positively across hearts of many farmers especially cassava producers like myself. Kudos to the Benue based cassava company’s management. I am Kwembe Noah Lubem from Konshisha LGA whose cassava production is always in acres of land. I currently have up to two and half acres ready for marketing and looking forward to seeing buyers turn up

  3. It is an opportunity for Benue people, and I shall not let go the opportunity. I have a hectare of cassava that is due for production and other hectares that are not yet due for processing.

  4. Good day sir/ma,what are the processes to become your customer interns of supplying fresh cassava and cassava chips, if i may ask, do you buy in kg and how much is it for a kg? Thank You.

  5. I want to be a supplier of fresh cassava and cassava chips.who do I contact and do I get to know details of supply?

    Regards
    Kelechi

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