No less than 25,000 Nigerians are to be employed by Dufi Prima Foods Plc, as it commissioned Kaduna factory.
Chairman of the company, which manufactures Indomie Noodles, Mr.Haresh Aswani, revealed this during the commissioning of the factory at the northern city.
He said at the completion of the factory’s first phase, 25,000 workers would be gainfully employed to work in the factory.
He also said that the factory is not only the largest in Africa, but also the most modern noodles factory in the world, adding that production would peak when the $30 million phase II of the factory is completed before the end of the year.
The chairman added that another 1.5 million jobs would be generated by 2016, when the factory would be fully operational.
“In 1988 we started trading in Indomie, but today we are inaugurating the most modern Indomie plant in the world and this is just the beginning,” he maintained.
Haresh noted that as a staple food in Nigeria, with its biggest investment in the country, Indomie intends to make the country the hub of its activities in Africa.
He further added that Indomie boasts pride itself of good corporate social responsibility by developing children education, science programmes, and recently road safety programmes.
He, however, pleaded with the Federal Government to improve the country’s infrastructure, especially, power and removal of the value added tax on Indomie, as it has become a staple food.
Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State, who commissioned the ultra modern $20 million factory, commended the noodles manufacturing giants for their doggedness and commitments, saying that they did not disappoint him, as he had to revoke the title of some undeveloped plots to provide them with the site.
“The Indomie plant will attract more investors to the state, and by God’s grace, the landscape of Kaduna will wear a new look industrially and commercially.” The governor concluded.