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Julius Berger diversifies into agric processing, sets up Nigeria’s first plant in Lagos



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Construction giant Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has veered into agricultural processing, and will be setting up Nigeria’s first cashew processing plant.

According to a statement by the company media relations officer Moses Duku, the plant will be located in Epe, Lagos.

made available to Daily Trust by Barr Moses Duku, Media Relations Officer of  JBN, the company is set to commission its first ever cashew processing plant in Epe, Lagos State.

In the statement, the cashew project’s commodity and marketing Manager, Oyindamola Asaaju  said the plant will implement a no-waste operational practice.

Asaaju was speaking at the Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) conference, held at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja, recently, the statement added.

“Clear national occupational standard and demand-driven international product quality would define and drive the company’s operations and productivity in the cashew processing industry in Nigeria, where only 5% of Nigeria’s production is currently locally processed,” Asaaju said.

The conference was organized by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Delegation der Deutschen Wirtschaft in Nigeria (Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria).

The cashew market, according to the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), is in the region of $3.4 million as export.