A’IBOM GETS FERTILIZER PLANT


Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 | News

Greenwell Fertilizer Plant, one of the public private partnership projects of Governor Udom Emmanuel administration, will be inaugurated on 29th May.

The multi-fertilizer blending plant, with an annual production capacity of N400,000 metric tons, is located in Oku Abak, Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

Taking journalists on an inspection tour of the project, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Charles Udoh, described the project as a major source of job and wealth creation.

He said the plant which is made possible through public private partnership, runs with government equity share and has an added advantage of blending fertilizers for trees and vegetables, in addition to blending on demand, any kind of fertilizer with regards to soil type to suit the crop under cultivation.

While imploring farmers groups to make maximum use of the opportunity to enhance their productivity, Mr. Udoh said, with the plant in the State, farmers are sure of very high yields which will in turn boost the agricultural sector of the economy.

He urged Akwa Ibom people in the diaspora to emulate the Managing Director of the Greenwell Fertilizer, Engr Johnny Udoe, by bringing in their skills and initiatives to support the development efforts of Governor Udom Emmanuel, whom the Commissioner described as a promise keeper.

Conducting the Information Commissioner and his team round the facility, the Managing Director of the Greenwell Fertilizer Plant, Engr. Udoe said, the plant has the distribution capacity of six truck-loads of fertilizer per day, sources its raw materials both locally and internationally with Urea one of the most important ingredients.

He said the plant with the capacity of blending assorted and muti-purpose types of fertilizer is at the moment producing 3 high in demand types of fertilizer including; 20:10:10; 12:12 17 + 2mgo and 15:15:15.

The Greenwell Fertilizer Plant with a staff strength of 30, all indigenes of Akwa Ibom State, gearing towards expansion to bring in animal feeds production has an economic viable value-chain opportunities for the people.

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