The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has commissioned the Edo State Fertilizer and Chemical Company Limited in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government of Edo State.
This is in line with the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative flag-off by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 to reduce production cost and also, in turn, attract investors.
Prof. Osinbajo, in turn, at the plant will bring the country to self-sufficiency in agriculture and food security and would also boost the local economy.
Adding that the revival of the plant came through a Public-Private partnership and has the capacity to produce 60,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer per annum and is guaranteed to create hundreds of direct jobs.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was accompanied by the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh and Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr. Okechukwu Enelama.