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Osinbajo set to commission fertiliser plant in Edo today


The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will today, Tuesday inaugurate the Edo State Fertiliser and Chemical Company Limited in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.

A statement issued in Benin, by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, on Monday said “Osinbajo, who would be received by Governor Godwin Obaseki, is expected pay a courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, before proceeding to Auchi for the commissioning of the fertiliser plant, said to have a capacity of 55,000 metric tonnes”.

Business Hilights gathered that the plant was rehabilitated in collaboration with WACOT Limited as part of efforts to create an avenue for the youths to leverage on the expertise of major players in the agricultural sector.

Edo State government explained that the project was aimed at reiterating the Federal Government’s actualisation of the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative launched by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016.

It added that the initiative was part of the administration’s drive towards achieving food self-sufficiency and economic diversification, through agriculture.