Lentus Foods and Agro Limited, a food-processing outfit based in Ugo in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State, says it has so far supplied 60 tons of cassava flour to Flour Mills of Nigeria plc, an indication that local flour millers are tapping into the cassava flour initiative of the Federal Government to utilise locally processed cassava flour in their production.

BusinessDay checks also revealed that HoneyWell Flour Mills Limited, another big player in the flour milling sector, has started implementing the policy by accepting cassava flour from local processors.

The Federal Government’s policy of inclusion of about 40 per cent of cassava flour by flour manufacturers and in the production of bread and other confectionery is to encourage farmers to produce more, reduce import on wheat and create employment.