A Jos-based investor and entrepreneur Mr. Ellio Faddoul of Derby Farming and Agro-Allied in Lamingo, has unveiled plans to begin the production and export of flowers to Europe.
Faddoul stated this during a recent visit to Governor Simon Bako Lalong to give him the progress report of the project. He told the governor that his farm had trained and hired experts from within the country and Kenya to ensure that the farm achieved its goal soon.
Faddoul said the company has expanded with the production of exotic fruits and also ventured into flower production which are in high demand in Europe and other parts of the world, stressing that he has over 100 workers.
In his response, Governor Lalong said the initiative to begin flower export was in line with his vision of boosting the economy of the state by returning to businesses that the state was known for in the 60s and 70s. “Plateau was the only state in Nigeria that exported flowers and other exotic fruits because of its natural climate and weather conditions. This was because of my visit to Kenya last year,” he said.
He assured the businessman that the state government would continue to provide a congenial environment for investors to do business and to assist in reducing the unemployment rate.