Osinbajo commissions fertilizer plant in Edo
Vice president Yemi Osinbajo, has inaugurated the Edo fertilizer plant and chemical company in Auchi area of Estako local government area of the state.
The Vice President who commended the governor for having the right attitude to development, called on leaders across the country, to dedicate themselves to activities that will improve their states.
The Vice president who was accompanied by the ministers of Agriculture and rural development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, the minister of industry, trade and investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, commended the foresight of the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, for creating the enabling business environment which saw to the revitalization of the fertilizer plant which had been non-functional for about 14 years.
In his remarks, Governor Obaseki said the aim of revitalizing the plant is to make the state self-sufficient in food production and enable farmers get fertilizer at affordable prices, noting that the state is determined to make food available in the country.
Obaseki added that the public, private venture has the capacity to produce about 60,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer per annum. He maintained that the facility would go a long way in providing fertilizer for neighbouring states such as Kogi, Delta, Ondo, Anambra among others.
With such move the state government is keying into the federal government policy to make fertilizer affordable and available in the country.
The Vice President also commissioned a cement factory in the Okpila area of Edo.
Report by Gabriel Ordia