By Franklin Ocheneyi
“Goronyo Sugar Factory Limited is a joint venture project between Sokoto State Government and some private investors from Sokoto for establishment of a Sugar refinery to be located in Goronyo local government area of Sokoto State with support from National Sugar Development Council (NSDC). Construction at factory site has since commenced, while 10 hectares seed multiplication farm is being cleared for plantation.”
That is what a Press Release from the Sugar Council revealed, adding that the Sokoto State Government and Goronyo Sugar Factory havesigned a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of the company.
The event which took place in the Government House, Sokoto was witnessed by the Executive Governor of Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. AminuWaziriTambuwal, Members of the State Executive Council, the Honourable Minister of State of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment FMITI)Hajia Aisha Abubakar, the Executive Secretary National Sugar Development Council Abuja, Dr. LatifBusari, Officials of the Goronyo Sugar Factory and other Top Government Officials.
On the occasion, Governor Tambuwal said the Government wants to create opportunities for the citizens by setting up various industries and supporting the private sector to invest in the State.
Both the Hon. Minister of State FMITI and the Executive Secretary of NSDC expressed readiness of the Federal Government to do everything possible to ensure smooth take-off of the Sugar Factory.