About Us

WACOT Rice Limited is a rice processing company that operates an integrated state-of-the-art rice mill in Argungu, Kebbi State, Nigeria. The mill is one of the largest rice mills in Sub-Saharan Africa and sources paddy from various paddy producing states across Nigeria. WACOT Rice also engages in out-grower farming programs with paddy farmers to boost their yields and guarantees off-take of paddy from farmers through buyback arrangements. The rice mill is based on a robust sustainability platform, and the company produces two leading brands of parboiled rice – BIG BULL and PATRIOT.

WACOT Rice Limited is a member of the Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.  

The WACOT Rice Milling Plant was commissioned in 2017 by the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. The plant is built on approximately 10 hectares of land, and has an annual milling capacity of 120,000 MT, with silos for storing 30,000 tonnes of paddy, warehouses for storing an additional 12,000 tonnes of paddy and a robust procurement network reaching out to thousands of farmers.

Our Mission

To be Nigeria’s most trusted and leading brand of premium quality Rice

Our Core Values


Ownership Mindset

Diversity & Inclusion




Meet The Team

Farouk Gumel


Ramesh D. Moochikal

CEO Agribusiness, TGI Group

Neeraj Kumar