Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni has resuscitated Yobe Flour and Feed Mills Potiskum after being dormant for over a decade.
A visit to the company’s site indicates that, so far, it has commenced production of grits, maize flour and the brand.
General Manager of the company, Samaila Musa, disclosed that the mill has the capacity to produce 50 tons per day but at the moment producing 30 tons.
He also said plans were under way to partner with all contractors handling school feeding in the state to patronage its products as many states like Borno and Bauchi had shown interest.
According to the General Manager, “the company is running short of manpower, administrative block, and additional milling machines.”
“As you can see, we have commenced production and we have the capacity to produce 50 tons per day. We have taken samples to Damaturu and other places for them to rate us, meanwhile samples have been taken to NAFDAC for their approval.
“So far, we have maize flour, the brand and grits available as you can see for your selves. We will source for raw materials probably out of the state because the company has specifications,” he said.
Presently three industries; namely, Yobe Flour and Feed Mills, Yobe Sahel Company both in Potiskum and Yobe Polythene and Woven sacks company in Damaturu all have been put to use by Governor Mai Mala Buni in less than one year.