By Alex C
Rom Oil Mills Limited, an automated edible oil refinery and margarine company was recently commissioned by Oyo state Governor Abiola Ajimobi. The company, a subsidiary company of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, is expected to refine crude palm kernel oil, crude palm oil and crude soybean oil into refined oil and distilled fatty acids. The establishment is a-400 metric tonnes per day universal refinery.
Speaking at the inauguration of the firm in Ibadan, Governor Ajimobi said his administration would continue to do all within its powers to ensure that the state continued to be the preferred destination for investors in Nigeria.
Governor Ajimobi expressed satisfaction with the rate at which investors had been trooping to the state, stating that “Oyo State boasts of the presence of a leading soya milk manufacturing company in Nigeria, the largest bread-making factory in West Africa, the number one day-old chicks agricultural company in Nigeria, the biggest support service provider for the telecoms industry in Nigeria, among others.
“If you add the largest Shoprite outlet in West Africa that has been recently cited in our state, you will understand how a secure and peaceful atmosphere, as well as an environmentally-conducive state, is essential for employment-generation and indeed, the economic development of the people.”
Speaking at the occasion, the Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina commended the agricultural agenda of the Ajimobi administration, stressing that the governor had done a lot to assist farmers in the state, especially in the provision of tractors and other farm implements.
He also said that the federal government had distributed 351,000 high quality palm seedlings to farmers in the state, thanking the governor for ensuring that the seedlings got to the end users.