In the view to creating employment in Oyo state, the state government has collaborated with ROM Oil Mills Limited, a subsidiary company of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc. to refine Palm Oil and Soyabean Oil into distilled fatty.
ROM Oil Mills is one of the largest edible oil refineries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi, who spoke at the ceremony said the effect of the employment generation that the company would give the people of the state would be a reference point of his administration.
“This, indeed, is our idea of the so-called stomach infrastructure. We thank the management of the company for its trust and confidence in our state. You have indeed vindicated our stance”.
According to the Governor, the establishment of the firm, a-400 metric tonnes per day universal refinery is another testimony to his administration’s leadership and investors-baiting policies.
“This development is the dividend of the peaceful atmosphere which this administration brought back to the state at its inception as well as the enabling environment which had been attracting foreign investment.
“The management of this company would never have invested their billions of naira in a violent-prone and dirty Oyo State of the past,” he said.