Kaduna: Group to invest $25m in agro allied industrial park

From left to right - Chairman Tamaidukka Group, TMDK, Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman Leda, and other officials during the handing over of 100,000m Square of land for the construction of $25m Agro Allied Industrial Park recently. Photo by AbdulRaheem Aodu.

An indigenous company, Tamaidukka Group, is set to develop a $25 million agro based industrial park in Kaduna, which will use soya beans and cotton seed to produce vegetable oils for domestic, industrial uses and export.

Tamaidukka Group, also known as TMDK, has interest in real estate development, oil and gas and subsequently agro allied businesses.  

The Company’s Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman Leda, told business correspondents on Sunday in Kaduna that the processing plant upon completion, would have a daily processing capacity of 500 tonnes of both soya bean and cotton.

Alhaji Leda said it would also produce 280 tonnes of animal feed.

He said the company’s plan was to create indigenous jobs by sourcing its raw materials from local farmers,

“This move alone will create up to 500 jobs directly and another 500 jobs indirectly, and will guarantee a reliable market to 100,000 farmers in the state and neighbouring states.

“We decided to invest in Kaduna because of the unprecedented effort of Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai’s administration in the state to make Kaduna an investor haven and the favourable disposition of the government to attract industries that will not only create job opportunities to skilled and unskilled but also sustainable market for the farm produce of several farmers.”

The Industrial park, which is to be located in Sobawa Layout, Rigachikun, Igabi local government, , is expected to fully commence operation by January 2020. 

Kaduna state government through its investment and Promotions Agency (KADIPA), the state’s Urban Planning Development Agency (KASUPDA) and the state Environmental Protection Agency (KEPA) have given all required approvals for the project.

The site measuring about 100,000m square was successfully handed over to the company (TMDK Industries) on Friday, June 12, 2019 and the company has already deployed workers on site earnestly for implementation of the project. 

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