Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state commissioned FaL Gate Rice Mill on the second day of the 7th edition of Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit(KadInvest 7.0).
FaLGates is a N2.5billion Agric and Agro-Allied company which has the largest rice mill in Kaduna state, located at Sobawa, Rigachikun.
The governor who was accompanied by the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe and senior government officials to the event on Friday, praised the proprietor, 32 year old Sadiq Falalu, for investing in Kaduna.
Speaking at the event, the proprietor of FaL Gate recalled that the journey of setting up the rice mill started in 2016, when he approached the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency(KADIPA) for land allocation.
He said that afterwards, the company set up the largest Rice processing plant in Kaduna State, with processing capacity of about 300MT per day , that is over 100.000MT per annum.
Sadiq thanked Governor El Rufai for approving the company’s land application and for providing all the aftercare services rendered by Kaduna State Government through KADIPA, Kaduna Geographic Information Service(KADGIS), Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA), Ministry of Business, Innovation and Technology.
According to him, FaL Gate employs over 400 people and has created 1,000 indirect jobs, adding that it has built a school for Sobawa community which has over 50 students.
‘’ The Village Head of Sobawa donated a part of his land and we built the Fulani Community school of which today, we have over 50 students because we all know that education is one of the pivots to the growth of any society,’’ he noted.
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Sadiq said that FaL Gate has also built a security post with a watch tower, which is a five bedroom bungalow ensuite, that can accommodate at least four people per room.
According to the proprietor of FaL Gate, the bungalow has a kitchen and a 24 hours electricity and water supply, hoping that the Army will take possession of the house.