Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has launched and inaugurated a multipurpose snail village that is capable of producing 2 million snails. The governor, during the inauguration announced that he is pleased to inaugurate FarmKonnect Nigeria’s multipurpose snails’ snail village – producing 2 million snails and exporting slime.
And that is administration is poised to commission many more agribusinesses this year in its continued strive to make agriculture the nerve-centre of his industrial agenda.
The Egbeja snail village located in OkeMesi Ekiti, will employ thousand members of the community, pay decent wages, and stimulate the local economy in the community. Egbeja snail village agribusiness will provide 1000 jobs at full capacity. Capacity guiding for core team members are expected to commence in Italy and Cyprus in February. Snail slime will be extracted for pure export.
It is also expected that the project will provide food security for Nigeria and Africa at large. The snail village targets ecotourism activities as part of its green economy and preservation of nature.
Governor Fayemi said, ‘Noteworthy to see the commitment of N5 billion to produce the elite specie and African giant on over 5 hectares of land with opportunities to export the elite specie and extracted slime. Jumpstarting the Ekiti State’s place to the front as a snail and slime exporter in Africa.’
The governor went further and said that he is pleased to report more than $100 million in agribusinesses investment in 2 years leveraging on our critical supporting infrastructure investments for such attraction. The RAAMP, agrocargo airport and farm access initiatives will further improve our farm-to-market Agric virtuous cycle.
FarmKonnect Nigeria is Africa’s first agricultural real-estate company connecting stakeholders in agriculture with the aim of creating sustainable wealth.