investments in the state, the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, will
on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 commission a multi- billion naira Egbeja
Snail Village in Okemesi Ekiti,
The project, which is a private initiative of Farmkonnect
Agricbusiness Nigeria Limited, in partnership with Touchstone Snails
Technology, Cyprus, is designed to be the largest snail farm in
Nigeria and second largest in Africa, with capacity to produce a
minimum of 2.6 million kg (2,600 metric tons) of snails per annum.
Founder of Farmkonnect Agricbusiness, Azeez Oluwole Saheed, said he
decided to set up the integrated snail farm in Okemesi Ekiti in view
of Ekiti State’s friendly investment environment made possible by the
ease of doing business policy of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi administration.
He said over N5.2 billion had been committed to the integrated snail
farm project with capacity to employ over 2,000 skilled and unskilled
personnel. He added that aside snail meat that would be produced at
the farm, slime extracted from the snails would be exported as it is
in high demand in pharmaceutical and skin and hair care industries.
Aside commissioning the project, Governor Fayemi would also undertake
a guided tour of facilities on the farm