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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

ARE WE THE CHANGE OUR NATION NEEDS. I've been opportuned to participate in several free discussions with other Nigerians on matters bothering on the Nigerian situation, Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ in most cases we do agree that the problem is as a result of bad leadership which we all know is a plague destroying our gd Nation. Uhmm creating change in our society starts with u Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ I understanding having a gd leader as the head starts with U Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ I been a gd leader as a father, mother teacher, principal,boss , pastor, traditional ruler, councillor, senator, honourable, governor Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ finally the president. The change we've always sought will only come when we all see leadership roles as an opportunity to serve rather than an opportunity to exploit. Be the change, it starts with u. written by soyebi samson.o. Gd morng wishing u all a great day. Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ pls don't 4get to tune into 103.1unilag fm this morng at 9.00 am, we'll be talking about creating opportunity for Nigerians Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ our Empower Nigeria summit coming up btw the 20th Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ 22nd of july. We'll be live on radio this morng, pls join us to contribute to the conversion. Thank u
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Monday, 19 May 2014

Nigeria is a giant problem (those who profit from it as it is would argue otherwise). WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?


In late January 2013, I was invited to give a short lecture and acoustic performance at Federal Polytechnic Offa to mark the school’s 20th anniversary. I drove there early in the morning with two members of my crew. After about 4hours on the road, and with only a few minutes to our destination, we encountered a make-shift road-block at the Erinle-Offa “border”. It was manned by a large number of mean-looking individuals holding pistols, rifles, swords, machetes and hunting knifes. They descended upon us violently and ordered us out of the car. I informed them that we were on our way to Offa. Immediately, we heard voices saying, “They are from Offa, hit them, maul them, kill them!” My 2 assistants were dragged out of the car, roughened up, slapped and punched. They were made to go on their knees. The tip of a sword was thrust near my face and I was pulled out of my seat. Several rifles were trained upon me as I stood by the side of the car quietly. It seemed as if we would be shot, cut to pieces and burned to ashes in a matter of seconds by these drugged up vigilantes. Suddenly, one of their handlers who was sitting under a tree some distance off recognised me and shouted “Don’t you know who it is, that’s Beautiful Nubia, the man who sang ‘Owuro L’ojo”. Slowly the ‘warriors’ relaxed and lowered their weapons.

One said, “Why didn’t you just tell us who you were when you were stopped?” They explained that a border “war” was on between Erinle and Offa and we had driven right into the thick of it. Several people had been killed and property destroyed, both towns were on total lock-down and the school we were going to had been ordered shut as well. We would not be allowed to pass through Erinle to get to Offa and were told that it would be too risky to even try taking an alternate road. We should just go back to Lagos. I chose to take the risk and goon to my destination through an alternative route.

What struck me most strongly about this encounter were the sense of insecurity and the lack of government presence. Those Erinle warriors barricaded a highway and assaulted people as they wished, and there was not one security agent anywhere near. Of course this is child’s play compared to what obtains in several other parts of this “country”. There is no organized government here, just organized thievery and corruption. Perhaps it is time to take this land back from all these poorly bred, wicked and twisted elements that populate the halls of power? Perhaps the people of this time can decide to make that change and create a society that thrives on excellence and creativity? Nigeria is a giant problem (those who profit from it as it is would argue otherwise) but we can fix it – either by giving all its federating units a chance to reconfigure it as a workable behemoth or peacefully break it up so that the people of this place have a chance to breathe true freedom and progress for once. We owe it to the innocents just being born and the young whose dreams are yet untainted.

-Segun Akinlolu

Twitter: beautiful_nubia

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

ECONOMIC REVOLUTION TIME IN NIGERIA

We are living in a real and true revolution time. We’ve got to wake up now from deep slumber, break away the economic chains that hold us down. True freedom does not come to those who sit and pray. Stand up, raise your voice and be heard.

It’s time to throw away the yoke of economic slavery. We’ve been used and abused far too long. Even as I speak the exploitation continues, the masters take the Gold and we get the pain just like before.

It doesn’t matter the colour of your skin, the man in Washington only cares for America economy. So when you need some economic help don’t you go there for salvation. We’ve got to depend on ourselves and look inward.


Segun Akinlolu (@beautiful_nubia)

Friday, 2 May 2014

The Great Speech




Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Have a Dream

delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.



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[AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio. (2)]

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.

We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.

The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.

We cannot walk alone.

And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.

We cannot turn back.

There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: "For Whites Only." We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until "justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream."¹

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest -- quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."2

This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.

With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

And this will be the day -- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:

My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.

Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride,

From every mountainside, let freedom ring!

And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.

And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.

Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.

Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.

Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.

But not only that:

Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.

From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

                Free at last! Free at last!

                Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!3

¹ Amos 5:24 (rendered precisely in The American Standard Version of the Holy Bible)

2 Isaiah 40:4-5 (King James Version of the Holy Bible). Quotation marks are excluded from part of this moment in the text because King's rendering of Isaiah 40:4 does not precisely follow the KJV version from which he quotes (e.g., "hill" and "mountain" are reversed in the KJV). King's rendering of Isaiah 40:5, however, is precisely quoted from the KJV.

3 At: http://www.negrospirituals.com/news-song/free_at_last_from.htm

Also in this database: Martin Luther King, Jr: A Time to Break Silence

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Thursday, 1 May 2014

THE MONSTER CALLED UNEMPLOYMENT

THE MONSTER CALLED UNEMPLOYMENT


I like to appreciate everyone for visiting our blog; your comments have been very helpful. In my last publication I discussed the impact of slave mentality in our society, and did close by saying Nigeria needs to be selling something, so we can create wealth as well as reduce the number of idle hands we have in our society today. Today, our subject of discourse is unemployment, a monster we have grown to know.
The oxford dictionary 2010 has described unemployment as a state of not having a job, and wealth as the state of being rich and affluent, having a plentiful supply of material goods and money. You will agree with me that these two tools (unemployment and wealth) used in measuring sustainability of a nation, are so far apart in Nigerian context today. Birth rate kept growing at a very alarming rate, increasing the realities of having more unemployed in our society not to talk of crime, the resultant effect of having so many idle hands.

Unemployment as a result of a Failed Educational System
I still remember my dad telling me I had to go to school so I can be successful. So, I worked hard to pass my SSCE and got admission into higher institution, my thoughts were, there is a ready job waiting for me at graduation. In fact, I believed I’ll be recruited even before my graduation year since that was my dad’s story and he was also looking forward to me having the same experience. I made up my mind to be outstanding in all my courses, but I later learnt after having waited for six months without a job that my dad’s information wasn’t complete or my case was different from his, it was as if no one was willing to engage me with my good grades. The reality was, there was just too many of us looking for the same job, we were all unemployed. I began to ask myself how I got here, how come my professors at the university never told me I’ll have to queue up for jobs.
Then, I found out all our education system permit my lecturers to teach me is how, what, where and when to produce goods and services, they never saw me as a product that would need to be sold. So knowledge of how, when, what and where to sell myself as a product was the 50% balance of my education I had to learn all by myself after having paid hugely for it. It dawned on me I have been paying for an incomplete education, so everyone with a job has actually been selling something through their services to the company they work for or a product they are selling.
I made up my mind to begin to sell, but since I don’t have money to start the production of a product or have sufficient funds to distribute an existing product, my last option was to sell my services through the skills I acquired in school, and before I knew it, I was selling, and could even use extra hands.
Our educational system has been producing half-baked graduates, they feed them with all the knowledge they can use in solving production problems, which are; HOW, WHAT, WHEN, and WHERE TO PRODUCE, but forgot that no matter how huge our production was, if we don’t sell, it doesn’t yet translate to wealth:
(Profit=Total revenue- Total cost)
which is the primary aim of every business, individual or society. We blame our government for not providing us with employment opportunities, but I beg to differ because as far as I know, our government cannot engage all employable youths in our society, they can only institute policies that will create opportunities, and that they are even failing to do.

The Effects in our Society
The list of the effects of unemployment is so huge that I don’t desire to discuss it anymore, it saddens my heart anytime I look back at how our able hands trained to produce goods and services meant to add to the wealth of our nation has now turned to hands perpetrating ritual killings, kidnap, rape, armed robbery and the baba of the baba is Boko-haram, a menace burning our nation and stealing our destiny day-in day-out are as a result of unemployment.
The Gap between Poverty as a result of unemployment and Wealth
I gave a mathematical expression of wealth creation which is total revenue minus total Cost; where total revenue is defined as the sum total of proceeds from the sales of goods and services while total cost is the sum total of expenses put into the production of goods and services. The left over is what is referred to as profit which I call wealth in this write up.
Our nation will never grow until we understand we must keep selling at a cost higher than our production cost and reduce purchases beyond our shores. We must begin to produce our products as gradually as possible, because both the total revenue and total cost stays within our shores, the profit will be added to our GDP (economy), it is then the ripple effect will be felt in the lives of our average Nigerian.
They told us our GDP has increased to about $509billion, but we can’t feel the impact on an average Nigerian’s per capital income yet, because a huge part of this amount stays in the hands of a little fraction of our population that understands the secret of wealth creation, and are actively using it to dictate the price we pay in exchange for goods and services. They own the big corporations in our nation today because, they knew the secret (producing and selling). You will notice big companies producing or importing most of our consumables and other products are owned by very few Nigerians, and they’ve kept us hostage with our taste in electricity, food, clothing, and other stuffs we use to forge our survival on a daily basis. The bulk of proceeds from the sales made, they invest outside the country where it is been used to better the economy of other nations. They kept doing this and hoping we would wake up from our slumber someday but sadly we never did, instead foreigners saw the opportunities with our green pasture while an average Nigerian saw the nation as a desert, we are so blindfolded.

This few wise men, dictate how much we buy our cement, food items, clothing, and other daily needs. They produce or import them so it’s easy to dictate how much we the fools must buy to keep them wealthy, since we had no regulatory body checking them and even when they do all they need is a big envelope. Sometimes when they want to check their control on the market, they will create artificial inflation and before you know it, we are dancing to their tune, we kept enriching them. They found out we loved western life style, so they kept selling at their price since we are keen on living western. We wanted furnitures made in China, tiles from Italy, phones from China, cars from Japan, Korea and the likes.
We gradually transferred our wealth to other nation through our purchases. Our country has now become a dumping ground for Tokunbo foods, cars, clothes, shoes and even human beings since they know we have no choice we’ll take it since we are not producing and we’ve got to eat to sustain our survival.

I ask again, what happened to promoting our Adire, Ankara and Aso-ofi, what happened to promoting our Ofada rice, What happened to fine tuning our educational system In such a way that it promotes our local contents and value, we now had British, Turkish and all sort of country’s standard schools in our country, the worst is we boast of this schools than we boast of our indigenous schools. We became a lost generation.

Way Forward
First, we need to change our attitude towards our local products, heritage and culture; because it is the only way we can begin to appreciate who we are, where we came from, and what we can do as Nigerians positively.
Our lifestyle must begin to reflect a new Nigeria, a Nigeria devoid of crime and corruption; we must begin to portray the goodness in us as a nation blessed by God himself.
We must be a good prophet of our nation, how we portray it through our action, inaction and statements, say a lot about us as a nation in the eye of other nation. A reflection of who we said we are will be felt in their dealings with us.
Finally we must begin to create replicas of those products we buy abroad with the same taste and satisfaction or close to it, as this is the only way we can gradually reposition our products amongst foreign products, and our wise men should be honest in their dealings. Some of them exploit Nigerians to the tune of billions of naira, and give back as charity millions of naira, while in our foolishness we applaud them. Nigeria! We must be wise.
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Garri production equipment

Happy new month Nigeria, I bring hope to the unemployed this new month.
Are you tired with your financial status quo and willing to turn your financial incapacitation around to becoming an employer of labour, here is your opportunity;

Cassavamillers and equipment ltd is selling self producing garri production equipment pls read

Cassava production has suffered tremendous setback in the country due to lack of constructive innovation. The
traditional process is riddled with stress and drudgery and that has hampered the growth of garri production.
The modern Garri Processing Plant is a new innovation that simplifies the production process by mechanizing the
cause of stress and drudgery in the system. It improves the availability and quality of garri by drastically
reducing the moisture content, hydrogneic content, the sand content, shelf life and the causes of microbial and
bacterial infestations. The Garri frying pot which is insulated with fibre glass, cuts off the incessant heat that
makes garri frying and production very stressful, tortuous and sedentary.
When the modern garri processing plant is located in an area cassava is preponderant, it creates wealth,
alleviates poverty empowers the rural folks and creates jobs.
Garri is our major staple food and the demand grows by the day while the supply keeps diminishing because the
old women who produce the garri are giving up because of the stress and drudgery and the young people are not
interested. The modern garri processing plant will reverse the ugly trend.
2. CASSAVA
Cassava is God’s gift to the tropics because it can grow in poor soil with inadequate rainfall. The starchy roots of
cassava are major source of food for more than 500 million people all over the world.
Nigeria is the world largest producer of cassava. We produce over 41 million metric tones per annum and we are
followed by Brazil, Thailand, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) and Indonesia. Thailand does the largest
global business in cassava because it is not part of their food security. They export over $20 billion worth of
cassava products annually. Nigeria tried to expand the local cassava business through the Cassava
Empowerment Fund but to no avail. Cassava is produced all over the country but more abundantly in all the
Southern and Middle Belt States of Nigeria and is widely consumed as garri and fufu.
3. GARRI
Garri is produced from cassava tubers and is the commonest staple food in Nigeria consumed by over 130 million
people. We consume about 7.7 million metric tons of garri per year and it comes to about 30.7 million tons of our
cassava production. Our actual demand for garri is 12 million tons but we can not accomplish that because of
the stress and drudgery involved in the traditional production.
Garri is produced in the rural areas (where cassava is grown) by the local women. The young people are not
interested because of the stress and the drudgery involved in the traditional production, they will rather migrate to
the overcrowded cities where poverty is rampant.
4. OUR PROPOSAL
We propose that the Tinsel group takes garri processing very seriously and give their garri a specific brand name
(Tinsel Garri) and push it proactively to saturate the Onitsha market within six months.
We also propose that they expand their production after one year and adopt a formidable marketing strategy that
will involve export to European and American markets. These can be done because the opportunities of tomorrow
belong to those who prepare for them today.
5. MODERN GARRI PROCESSING PLANT
The Modern Garri Processing Plant will eliminate the stress and drudgery occasioned by the sedentary nature of
traditional garri production. It will reverse the trend of migration to the city and make the youths interested in
garri production. It will create local livelihood opportunities that will enable businesses and households to thrive
in their local domains rather than be forced to migrate to overcrowded cities where unemployment and crime hold
sway. It will create jobs and generate sustainable prosperity to reduce poverty in the rural areas. Modern garri
processing using the local cassava will build a local human resource base in the impact areas; this will inevitably
lead to empowerment which is the surest guarantee of sustainable growth.
Modern garri processing is a sustainable intervention in poverty alleviation because of the abundant availability of
the cassava tubers and the huge size of the garri market. It will enable the rural folks to escape extreme poverty
and ascend the ladder of economic growth. The garri project will strengthen farm-to-market linkages: Cassava
from the farms are processed in the modern processing plants and marketed domestically, regionally and
nationally. The market dynamics will create a regional economic engine that will enhance entrepreneurial growth.
6. THE EQUIPMENT, CAPACITY AND PRICE
The heart of this Modern Garri Processing innovation is the Roasting or Frying Pot which is made of stainless
steel and insulated with fiber glass to absorb heat from the fire. It is powered by 2 HP gear motor that rotates
the paddles that continuously turn the frying garri mash. The full lists of the equipment are:
1. 2 (No) stainless Steel Hammer Mill with:
15 HP electric motor.
Capacity – 1 ton/hr.
1. 2 (No) Fermentation Racks with:
Press Jack
1. 2 (No) Dewatering Racks with:
Mechanical Press Jack
1. I (No) Stainless Steel Granulator with:
7.5 HP electric motor
Capacity 1 ton/hr
1. 2 (No) Stainless steel Garri Roasting pot with:
2 HP electric motor, fiberglass insulation, exhaust pipes
and stainless steel paddles. It can be heated with
gas, charcoal, firewood, palm kennel shelves etc.
Capacity 2 ton/ day
6.1 Production Capacity: The Hammer Mill or Cassava Grating Machine and the Granulating Machine have
capacities of 1 ton per hour respectively. This means that within one day of 8 hours, they will process 8 tons of
cassava mash.
The two frying machines will then roast or fry them into two tons of garri or 40 bags of 50 kg each per day. Four
tons of cassava tubers produce one ton of garri.
The capacity of the plant is therefore 2 tons of garri or 40 bags of 50 kg each per day of 8 hours. Output will
increase if production hours increase.
6.2 Qualities of the Garri: Two Qualities that have scored our garri low in the international market are: sand
content and moisture content. The effects of the moisture content are more devastating because they cut short
the shelf life by making the garri rancid and thereby susceptible to microbial contamination and infestations. The
modern garri plant takes care of them.
The major qualities are:
It will have a moisture content of 9 – 10 percent. This means that microbial contamination and infestations
will not easily affect it.
The shelf life will be over eighteen (18) months. Government authorities can easily procure it as part of our
Food Reserve against disasters and emergencies.
Sand content is less than 1 percent, making it an excellent product to compete with those from other places.
Our garri has always been rejected in foreign markets because of high sand content.
Cyanide content is less than 10 percent which is the acceptable SON and NAFDAC standards.
There are different particle sizes to meet the tastes of different customers.
7. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PURCHASE
70 percent of the price will be paid at commissioning, 20 percent before delivery and installation and 10 percent
after installation and test run.
Delivery Period: Delivery of machines shall be 8 weeks from the payment of the 70 percent and the clearing of the
cheque.
Installation: Our technicians will install and test-run the plant. The client will provide the central gear switch of
about 100 amps, motor starters and gear switches. We will prepare the bases for the Hammer Mill and the
Granulator but the client will provide the materials. It will take a maximum of 1-2 weeks if the electrical
connections, water, power etc are in place. The client will take care of the accommodation, transportation, feeding
etc of the technicians.
The production space should be about 200 square meters and the Frying Pots should be located in a well
ventilated location.
Test run: About 5 tons of cassava tubers shall be required for the test run and it will be provided by the client.
Training and Commissioning : Your operators: Technician (1), Welder (1), Electrician (1) and Operators (3) will be
trained during the installation. They are therefore supposed to participate in the installation and commissioning
Warranties: 6 months for any production problem excluding changeable parts affected by aging, misuse and
accidents.
Technical Support: Supply of spare parts at short notice, maintenance, quality control to ensure standard and
consultancy services when needed.
Validity: This quotation is valid for 90 days from the date of submission after which the price may change.
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