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Nigeria’s FMN Group to unveil sugar estate in Niger State

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN Group) has announced to unveil its Sunti Golden Sugar Estate on 15 March 2018

Sugar Mill The sugar mill aims to reduce Nigeria’s dependency on sugar import and increase domestic production. (Image source: milo bostock/Flickr)

The Sunti Golden Sugar Estate, owned by Sunti Golden Sugar Estates (SGSE) Ltd, a subsidiary of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, is located on the banks of River Niger in Mokwa. It will be unveiled by Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria.

As reported by This Day, the sugar estate features 17,000 ha of irrigable farmland and a Sugar mill that aims to process 4,500MT of sugarcane a day. At its full capacity, the estate is considered to produce one million tonnes of sugarcane per year.

The production facility is enclosed within a 35km dyke which aims to provide flood protection from the River Niger. More than US$2.8mn was invested in the irrigation system with an aim to ensure an efficient cultivation of sugar cane. The facility has advanced infrastructure including drain pumps, pump stations and a power grid, according to the source.

The sugar estate project comes in line with the Federal Government’s Nigerian Sugar Master Plan (NSMP) that intends to make the country self-sufficient in sugar production.

The farm is expected to provide direct employment for about 10,000 people per year, and impact up to 50,000 people indirectly, including 3,000 small-scale out growers who will be cultivating sugarcane to feed the mill, said the source.

According to the company, the project focuses on reducing sugar importation, increasing local capacity and reducing unemployment to the Nigerians, as well as driving agricultural progress across the country.

FMN Group is one of the largest flour milling companies in Nigeria, with an installed flour milling capacity of approximately 12,000MT each day.


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