100 days in office: There’s no more shortage in Ebonyi rice mill, says chair

We have reduced the rate at which people get robbed here, today, there’s no more shortage of rice in Ebonyi rice mill”.

Polycarp Sola-Abakaliki

The chairman of Ebonyi rice mill, Mr Obeji Linus Nkwuda, said he has been able eliminate the era of shortage of rice at the mill as well as improved infrastructures and security, within his 100 days in office.

Obeji gave the disclosure while interacting with Eye witness News correspondent on his birthday in Abakaliki the State capital, where he shared his experience and achievements thus far.

Today is your birthday, How do you feel about it sir.

“I thank God, the owner of the universe, who has allowed me the grace to live and add another year, out of his magnanimity, I’m in good health and a better office.

Let’s talk about your 100 days in office as chairman, counting your blessings.

“I must thank God specially for given us the enablement to achieve all that we have achieved in 100 days as leaders of this mill, by the special grace of God, we have been able to achieve alot, but I’ll take out and give you just few:

Rehabilitation of the multi-purpose hall.

The iron seats that used to be here for ages are no more, within the time we came in, we looked at it as contemptuous to this great mill, we swung into action and we have been able to replace them. we procured 150 of this to give a good face to our company and as well give comfort to our members who have been working tirelessly to keep the company going.

Construction of 15 Toilets Facilities:

We have been able to erect 15 Toilets, bathrooms, and we have provided a place for people to wash themselves after work, we don’t want open defecation and we don’t want people to be washing themselves outside, we are emulating the good governance of Ebonyi State that has made everywhere clean.


We have been able to provide security in the rice mill, before now, we never had a police station, but now we have one, our walls are fully fenced, we have been able to remove tauts who were making the place uncomfortable, so many administration could not do that, but we have done it successfully, now our customers can come and do business without anyone harassing them.

“We have reduced the rate at which people get robbed here, today, there’s no more shortage of rice in Ebonyi rice mill”.

The chairman, who shared his aspirations, equally projected the rice mill would be able to carry out business activities selling 24/7.

We hope to light up this place and people should buy at all times” He explained.

He commended Governor David Umahi for initiating the peaceful election that saw him emerged as chairman of the rice mill, and appealed for more infrastructure.

We are appealing to Government to help us build more infrastructure, we intend to build a restaurant here and also to ensure that by December this year, we should be able to load upto 20 trucks here in one day”. He told Eye witness News.

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