The Bauchi State Government has expressed his delight over a multi-billion naira Tiamin Rice Mill currently under construction in the state.

The state governor, Bala Mohammed, gave the assurance on Monday afternoon when management of Tiamin Rice Mill, accompanied by Ja’iz Bank, paid him a courtesy visit at the Council Chamber, Government House Bauchi.

He said the state government would give corporate organisations and investors a level playing ground for the smooth execution of their developmental projects in the state.

The governor said the state government will collaborate with Tiamin Rice Mill and Ja’iz Bank in an effort to reduce over dependence on federation account, raise GDP and provide employment opportunities to teeming unemployed youths in the state.

He observed that their visit has came at a time when his administration is looking for synergy with key stakeholders for the advancement of the state.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Bauchi state, we welcome Ja’iz Bank and Tiamin Rice Mill to Bauchi state on this very important courtesy visit. Bauchi is growing and the changes are real because you are here to bring development to the state.”

“Bauchi State Government will continue to support both of you to achieve some of its target of reducing poverty and providing employment opportunities to our people.”

He commended the management of Tiamin Rice Mill for complementing his government’s efforts of reducing poverty, hunger and unemployment through donations of food items.

“I want to request corporate organisations and other humanitarian agencies to consider as part of their corporate social responsibility, supporting governments to meet the yearnings and aspirations of citizens.”

Mr Mohammed said as part of his administration’s desire to collaborate with Ja’iz Bank, the state Pilgrims Welfare Board will henceforth use the Bank for hajj operations in the State .

The chairman of the multi-billion naira rice milling company, Tiamin Rice Mill, Aminu Ahmed, solicited the support of the governor for the speedy commencement of rice production and packaging in the state by the company.

Mr Ahmed informed the governor that Tiamin Rice Mill, is one of the best rice producing company in Nigeria and the company is ready to replicate the successes recorded in its factory in Kano state when it commence operations in Bauchi state.

On his part, the Chief Executive Officer of Ja’iz Bank, Hassan Usman, said the bank has entered into partnership with the rice company to contribute to the economic development of the benefitting states.