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Nigeria launches Africa’s largest Fertilizer plant

Africa’s largest Fertilizer plant built by the richest Blackman, Aliko Dangote has been launched in Nigeria. The facility which costs $2.5 billion has been earmarked as one with potential to ‘save the day’ as Fertilizer scarcity grows amidst the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

According to the Dangote group, the plant has a production capacity of 3 million metric tons annually; which will help boost agricultural activities in Nigeria, across Africa and other parts of the world.

Aliko Dangote who spoke during the commissioning said “the new plant will make Nigeria self-sufficient in fertilizer production with excess capacity to export to other African markets and the rest of the world.”

“Our goal is to make fertilizer available in sufficient quantity and quality for our teeming farmers, assuring greater agricultural output,” the Nigerian industrialist added.

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The country’s president, Mahamadu Buhari who was present at the commissioning said the initiative is “a boom as fertilizer is now readily available in greater quantities and better quality,” adding that, ‘‘We expect the rise of a new breed of agropreneurs who will add value to farming and make the nation self-sufficient in food production.’’

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