PJS Agro Farms Cre­ate 1,200 Jobs Through Rice Pro­duc­tion

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - BUSINESS AGRO - From Joke Falaju, Abuja

THE PJS Agro farms Lim­ited says it has cre­ated 1,200 jobs, in part­ner­ship with the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment, through rice pro­duc­tion.

The Chair­man of the farm, Pulkin Jain who dis­closed this dur­ing a visit by the Min­is­ter of Wa­ter Re­sources to the farm, said since the farm started op­er­a­tion in 2015, 1000 un­skilled and 200 skilled jobs have been pro­vided.

The farm leased 7,500 hectares of farm­land from the Fed­eral Min­istry of Wa­ter Re­sources through the Up­per Niger River Basin De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity, in Swashi com­mu­nity, New Bussa, Niger State.

Jain said be­ing one of the first to em­brace the back­ward in­te­gra­tion pol­icy of the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment; the firm has in­vested N8b in lo­cal rice cul­ti­va­tion.

He dis­closed that the firm had build new ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tems in­cor­po­rat­ing the lat­est tech­nolo­gies re­quired in a 21st cen­tury mech­a­nised farm, as well as im­por­ta­tion of sev­eral farm­ing ma­chin­ery and earth equip­ment to pre­pare the land for farm­ing. Jain dis­closed that farm­ers in the com­mu­nity have been trained on mod­ern farm meth­ods, as well as ap­pli­ca­tion of pes­ti­cides and fer­til­iz­ers, adding that sev­eral groups in­clud­ing the cadets of the Nige­rian Air Force and their com­man­ders have also been trained.

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