Nigeria Sugar Master Plan suffers major setback

Heavy floods in the country have dampened the Nigeria Sugar Master Plan to revive the sugar project estate in Niger State. Ahmed Waziri, Deputy Director Public Affairs, National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) released a statement citing that the sudden release of water from the Kainji Hydro Power Dam in Niger State due to heavy rainfall and floods massively damaged the sugar investment project worth N60 billion.

The project is run by one of the major companies involved in the integration programme of the Niger Sugar Master Plan. The statement further states that the floods swept the sugar estates, submerged cane fields and damaged the offices and residential buildings.

Latif Busari, Executive Secretary, National Sugar Development Council, said it has come as a major setback to the sugar sector.

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