There is no doubt that one of the biggest problems confronting our nation today is unemployment. It is the root cause of poverty, youth restiveness, ganstarism, robbery, assassination, lawlessness, kidnapping, suicide bombing and all sorts of deviant behaviors. The number of unemployed youths is mind-boggling and among them are over five million young boys and girls with NYSC discharge certificates roaming about the nooks and crannies of the country searching for jobs that do not exist.

We encourage state governments, Local Governments, Community Development Bodies, Civil Societies, Entrepreneurs etc. to join in the task of creating jobs by establishing and expanding projects in their localities that will use local raw materials like cassava in creating wealth and employment.

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.

Nigeriais the world largest producer of cassava. We produce over 41 million metric tones per annum and we are followed byBrazil,Thailand,Zaire(now Democratic Republic of Congo) andIndonesia.Thailanddoes 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.Nigeriais embarking on massive expansion of cassava through the Composite Flour Initiative to attain 40 percent Cassava Flour inclusion in all bread. Cassava is produced all over the country but more abundantly in all Southern and Middle Belt States ofNigeriaand is widely consumed as garri and fufu.

3.       GARRI

Garri is produced from cassava tubers and is the commonest stable food inNigeriaconsumed 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 millions 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.



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 internationally. The market dynamics will create a regional economic engine that will enhance the business objectives.



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.       1 (No) stainless steel Hammer Mill with:

15 HP electric motor.

Capacity – 1 ton/hr.                                                                N 650,000


2.       2 (No) Fermentation Racks with:

Press Jack

N 485,000

3.       2 (No) Dewatering Racks with:

Mechanical Press Jack

N 485,000

4.       1 (No) stainless steel Granulator with:

7.5 HP electric motor

Capacity 1 ton/hr                                                                     N 490,000


5.       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                                                                 N 1,990,000


   Total                                                                                         N4,100,000


5.1   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.


5.2   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 twelve (12) 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.



75 percent of the price will be paid at commissioning, 25 percent after delivery and before installation and 5 percent after installation and test run.

DELIVERY PERIOD: Delivery of the machine shall be 8 weeks from the payment of the 75 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 client.

TRAINING AND COMMISSIONING: Your operators: Technician (1), Electrician (1) and Operators (2) 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 accident.

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