NIGERIA – Leky Mills, an agro-allied food processing company and makers of quality and affordable products in Nigeria, has unveiled ready to cook yams coming in two variants i.e., yam sticks and yam chips.
The modern agro-processing company has been in operation for more than a year with a clear value proposition to ease consumers’ pain points by making yams easy and convenient to prepare within minutes through pre-cutting them in different shapes and sizes.
Through this commercial enterprise, Leky Mills has distinguished itself in the agricultural industry through its innovative value addition to the Nigerian staple, while earning the trust of distributors, restaurants and working professionals who prioritise ease and convenience in their daily activities.
The yam sticks are typically boiled and ready within five to eight minutes, while the yam chips, are easily fried on a pan or air fryer in under three minutes.
The launch of the new products spearheads Leky Mills focus of providing quality and affordable processed yam products to consumers while at the same time bridging the gap between local production and household consumption in domestic and foreign markets within the short to medium term.
Speaking at the launch CEO/Cofounder Leky Mills, Derinsola Adebayo, said, “We also want to share to the world this new innovative product that we came up with–a solution, and not just any solution, but a Nigerian and African solution to a problem that we all face. We believe Leky Mills offers those solutions by providing quality and affordable processed yam products to consumers.’’
Leky Mills is committed to the highest industry safety procedures with approvals, certifications, and licenses from all relevant regulatory authorities in Nigeria.
“Initially, we were operating on a low production capacity as a result of new entry into the business space, but right now, we own a private facility with the capacity to produce a large number of products that can serve consumers in the country; majorly, Lagos,” said Chief Marketing Officer/Co-Founder, Kola Lawal.
Meanwhile, WACOT Rice Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group, has disclosed its ongoing expansion to double its 120,000-tonne rice mill in Argungu, Kebbi State, would be completed in the next 15 months.
The construction of the new rice mill is being carried out with support from First Bank Nigeria Limited.
The expanded Argungu mill was established in 2017, supporting rice out grower scheme in the state.
Further extending its support to the local farmers, the company recently partnered with West Africa Trade & Investment Hub to invest over US$10 million to onboard an additional 5,143 rice farmers into its program over the next 2 years.