Crystal Sugar Plans To Create 3,000 Direct Jobs in Nigeria CRYSTAL Sugar has revealed that its factory in Hadejia, Jigawa State currently under construction will create 3,000 direct jobs for Nigerians and the people of Jigawa when completed.

Stating this in Abuja at the weekend, the chairman of Crystal Sugar, Alhaji Muhammed Sani noted that “the plant, when completed, would boast of initial crushing capacity of 1500 tonnes of sugarcane and 150 tonnes of refined sugar per day and will generate about 3000 direct jobs for Nigerians.”

Muhammed disclosed that the factory has a unique advantage of having most of the factory components ready for operation, making the company capable of being among the first or second to achieve sugar production from “farm to table” in Nigeria.

According to Tribune, he sugar company also revealed that Hadejia factory will be commissioned in 2019 following the signing of a technical agreement with Kenana Engineering and Technical Services West Africa (KETSWA).

According to the chairman of Crystal Sugar, “We are building a new relationship with Kenana Engineering and Technical Services, about the oldest sugar development company in Africa. They are here to formalise new relationship which will see to the completion of the sugar factory and the design and construction of the sugar estate.”

The estate he added, will be developed in a two-year programme that will sit on 6,000 hectares of land with 75 hectares seed nursery.  “God willing, this project will be commissioned in two-year time,” he said.

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