Sunti Golden Sugar Estate, a Nigerian firm mentioned it’s retaining all its 2,400 workers and maintaining the facility at full operation.
The company additionally produced 9,640 tons of molasses and 11,600 MWh of electrical energy generated utilizing bagasse (sugar cane fibre) as fuel.
26 communities benefitted from 4,000 cartons of noodles as part of FMN’s N400m food relief programme.
The raging coronavirus pandemic is leaving in its trail, job losses and financial instability. Nevertheless, the Sunti Golden Sugar Estate, a Nigerian firm has mentioned it’s retaining all its 2,400 workers. Maintaining the facility at full operation.
In accordance with Joseph Umolu, the company’s director, Corporate and Legal Services. Sunti had simply concluded its crushing season, harvesting 146,200 tons of sugar cane and producing 15,860 tons of sugar.
He further said that the company additionally produced 9,640 tons of molasses and 11,600 MWh of electrical energy generated. Utilizing bagasse (sugar cane fibre) as fuel. The company is now coming into its cultivation season. Plans to take care of excessive levels of employment to make sure a seamless process.
“Right now, when COVID-19 is causing so much job insecurity. Sunti has maintained its workers strength to do the cultivation of sugarcane, gapping, irrigation, weeding and fertiliser application. In addition to sustaining the manufacturing facility in the course of the off-crop” he mentioned in a press statement.
The sugar firm, which is a subsidiary of the Flour Mills of Nigeria Group (FMN). Also says it had employed strategic measures initiated by the FMN group. To ensure the safety and welfare of workers, suppliers, customers and different stakeholders.
In accordance with Umolu, the new health and safety strategy a part of the general measures deployed by the FMN Group. To maintain all its facilities, together with the Sunti Golden Sugar Estate protected from the COVID-19 virus.
He stressed that before the pandemic, the Sugar estate already had strict health and safety measures in place. Due to this fact all it wanted to do was to upscale the measures. To comply with recommended COVID-19 safety protocols.
“Sunti already operates under the very best health and safety standards. Even before the coronavirus lockdown policy by the Federal Government.
“To assist workers cope with the rising pressure of working through the current period. Sunti Golden Sugar Estates issued palliative food products to all its workers. As well as created a strategic food reserve for workers, should the disease persist and conditions become tougher,” he mentioned.
He added that regardless of the restricted movement. The estate in the essential food sector had continued full operations to make sure the supply of sugar in Nigeria.
Umolo additionally noted that the community not overlooked. Stating that the 26 communities that makeup Mokwa. Benefitted from 4,000 cartons of noodles as part of FMN’s N400m food relief programme. The company also utilised more local contractors during its harvest, thereby creating extra jobs for the community.