Johnvents Group, an indigenous agribusiness and manufacturing group and member of CapitalSage Holdings, has become the first and major distributor of Eko Rice.
This was disclosed in a press briefing shared with our correspondent on Thursday.
It was also stated that the company, which partners Lagos Rice Company, procured an initial batch of 5,000 bags of Eko Rice for distribution barely a year after supplying tons of quality paddy to boost the operations of Lagos Rice Mill, Imota.
The company reaffirmed its commitment to advancing Nigeria’s commodity exchange by partnering with the Lagos Rice Company on the launch of the Eko Rice programme on Lagos Commodities and Futures exchange.
The statement read, “The partnership was announced at the official inauguration of the 5 billion series of the Eko Rice Contracts Programme on the Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange in Lagos, where Johnvents was unveiled as a leading trading and distribution partner of Eko Rice with the initial offtake of 5,000 bags for nationwide distribution.”
At the official presentation of the rice contracts to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwoolu, the Group Managing Director of CapitalSage Holdings (Owners of Johnvents Group), John Alamu, emphasized the significant potential of Nigeria’s agricultural value chain to enhance food security and drive economic growth.
He was quoted as saying, “In the modern, interconnected global landscape, marked by complex markets, collaboration has become a vital catalyst for innovation, productivity, and competitive advantage. We acknowledge the efforts of state and federal governments’ renewed focus on commodity exchange to develop and fix the commodity ecosystem. As a leading player in the agribusiness sector, Johnvents is committed to collaborating with the government to achieve its goals. We aim to ensure that the entire value chain, encompassing production, quality trading, value addition, manufacturing and distribution, leverages our extensive experience, strength, and reach for maximum benefit.
“Building upon our long-standing contributions to the agribusiness value chain, Johnvents Group is pleased to announce its support for the Lagos Rice Mill and Eko Rice Contract Programme by offtaking an initial 5,000 bags of Eko Rice while signing additional forward contracts through its FMCG division, Johnvents Foods Limited. Interestingly, Johnvents had previously aided the Lagos Rice Mill in commencing operations as the major supplier of quality paddy rice just a year ago, a deal that was made possible with the support and trust of the good people at Sterling Alternate Finance. We remain dedicated to fulfilling our commitments through tangible solutions, proactive measures, strategic collaborations, and investments,” Alamu said.
Also, the Managing Director of Johnvents Foods Limited, Febisara Hassan, said, “Several years ago, we established Johnvents with a distinct vision: to emerge as the leading agribusiness globally for agricultural transformation and economic development.