Fubara plans more investment in cassava processing factory


By Philip Ezuma, Port Harcourt

Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara says more funds will be invested in the state cassava processing factory located in Oyigbo Local Government Area LGA.

Fubara gave the assurance when he visited the plant yesterday to ascertain what has been achieved with the initial investment made by the state government in the factory.

Governor Fubara explained that the team managing the factory had requested for support to enable them complete two more production lines to increase their capacity to churn out more products.

“I got a request from the people who manage the cassava processing plant that we need to extend our support for them to complete two production lines.

“That will give them a standard that they can start to supply in earnest to a lot of distributors who need the product from this plant.

“And I felt it would be proper for me to see what we have already invested, the stage they are at, so that it will encourage us to give support.

Governor Fubara pointed out that: the visit is to see the effectiveness of the existing production line.

“From what I have seen here today, it is really impressive. I can assure them that we are going to give the financial support to ensure that the production lines are all completed.

“This is to encourage them to go into full supply of the product with international standards to anywhere in the world”, he said.