President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday commissioned the Dangote Fertiliser Plant in Lagos state.
He said that Lagos base Plant will reduce importation of fertilizers and create job for Nigerians.
In his remark, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the project would provide opportunity for youth and foster agriculture in the country. He as well hailed a former governor of the state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for conceiving the idea of the Lekki Free Trade zone in 2003.
While commending the government for creating enabling environment, President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said that the plant will meet the fertilizer need of Nigeria and boost foreign exchange earnings through export.
Dangote revealed that the product is already being exported to the United States of America and India.
The plant, which occupies 500 hectares of land in Lekki Free Trade Zone, is acclaimed to be the largest Granulated Urea Fertilizer complex in Africa. It was built at a cost of $2.5 Billion, and can produce 3 million metric tonnes per annum of urea fertilizer in phase 1.