President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the three million metric tonnes Dangote Fertiliser Plant in Lagos.
The inauguration took place today at the Lagos Free Trade Zone, Lekki.
The president said the project is in line with the government’s drive to ensure food sufficiency in the country.
“This is a demonstration of enhancing the socio-development of the country,” he said, while also commending the Dangote Fertiliser team.
Buhari assured Nigerians that his government is focused on providing enabling environment for the private sector to thrive.
“We are partnering with the private sector through tax credit scheme on road constructions in the country and rehabilitating railway lines for ease movement of goods,” he added.
On his part, Aliko Dangote, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Dangote Group, expressed delight at the success of the fertiliser plant.
Dangote said the plant is the largest in Africa and the second-largest urea plant in the world.
He said products from plants have reached the African market, and across Brazil, India, and Mexico.