Sujimoto partners Plateau State to combat food insecurity with 30,000 hectares of rice farm

Guardian Nigeria |  24 April 2024

Sujimoto partners Plateau State to combat food insecurity with 30,000 hectares of rice farm

In a landmark collaboration aimed at addressing food insecurity and economic revitalisation, Sujimoto Group, a leading real estate developer, has joined forces with Plateau State to launch an ambitious agricultural project, the Sujimoto Rice Farm Estate.

The initiative was unveiled during a visit to Jos, the vibrant capital city of Plateau State, characterised by its burgeoning economic prospects and rich cultural diversity. 

Group Managing Director, Sujimoto Group, Dr. Sijibomi Ogundele, recounted the significance of this endeavor, highlighting the transformational impact it aims to achieve.

The genesis of this partnership traces back to s letter penned by Sujimoto Group to Governor Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, expressing the vision to establish the Sujimoto Farm Estate, a visionary project poised to revolutionize agriculture in Plateau State.

Reflecting on his visit to Jos, Dr. Sijibomi Ogundele reminisced about the valley of prosperity and stunning landscapes that rekindled childhood memories, underscoring the historical and personal significance of this initiative.

The Sujimoto delegation was warmly received at Yakubu Gowon Airport by Jerry Malo, a notable entrepreneur celebrated for promoting indigenous agro-based machinery. Together, they embarked on a tour of the city, marveling at the state’s infrastructure development under Governor Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang’s leadership.

During a strategic meeting at the state house, Dr. Ogundele articulated the group’s commitment to revolutionising Nigeria’s agriculture sector through the establishment of the Sujimoto Rice Farm Estate. The project’s vision encompasses a sprawling rice farm spanning 30,000 hectares, equipped with a state-of-the-art rice mill boasting a production capacity of 100 tonnes per hour.

Governor Mutfwang echoed his enthusiasm for the project, emphasising the imperative of proactive measures to combat hunger and bolster agricultural productivity. Plateau State’s fertile land and conducive climate offer an ideal canvas for realising this ambitious agricultural venture.

The collaboration extends to various stakeholders, including Mr. Yayi, a political entrepreneur, and Deputy Governor Josephine Chundung Piyo, underscoring a unified commitment to positioning Plateau State as an agricultural powerhouse.

The Sujimoto Farm Estate represents a multifaceted ecosystem integrating housing, farm hospitals, hotels, and markets, a visionary blueprint for agro-tourism and sustainable economic growth.

The visit also spotlighted local entrepreneurs driving economic prosperity, such as Olisa Omenye and Emmanuel Agbola, who are making significant strides in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector.

The Sujimoto delegation departed Jos inspired by the city’s warmth and potential, with a renewed vision to propel Plateau State towards self-sufficiency and economic prosperity.
  • Who's involved?

    Whos Involved?


    Special content


    Latest posts