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May 27, 2024
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Firm Partners Plateau Govt  to Launch 30,000-hectare Rice Farm Estate

A Lagos-based real estate developer, Sujimoto Group, has partnered with Plateau State to  boost agricultural activities with the launch of a 30,000-hectare rice farm estate. 

During his visit to Jos, Dr. Sijibomi Ogundele, the group’s managing director, explained that this partnership will play a huge role in revolutionizing agriculture. “Sujimoto Rice Farm Estate represents our commitment to move the agricultural sector forward,” Ogundele stated.

This partnership can be traced back to a letter from Sujimoto to Governor Caleb Mutfwang, advocating for a 30,000-hectare rice farm estate, with an aim to enhance agricultural activities in the state.

Dr Ogundele, upon arrival at Yakubu Gowon Airport with his team was received by Jerry Malo, a local agro-based machinery entrepreneur.

Governor Mutfwang lauded Sujimoto group for their decision to carry out the project in Plateau state. He stressed the need to take advantage of the state’s fertile land and conducive climate for agricultural practices.

“This partnership represents a moment in our effort to enhance food security,” he remarked. ‘‘Sujimoto Rice Farm Estate is a multifaceted ecosystem integrating housing, farm hospitals, hotels, and markets—a blueprint for agro-tourism and sustainable development.”

Following their visit to Jos, the team from Sujimoto Group left with a greater determination to propel Plateau State towards self-sufficiency and communal prosperity through agricultural activities.

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