Buhari hits Lagos Today to unveil Dangote’s world’s biggest fertilizer plant.Adunni Adetola
The fertilizer plant has a capacity of three million tons a year of urea and ammonia.
The fertilizer plant will be commissioned by Buhari during his official visit to Lagos State on Tuesday.
Buhari will also unveil the newly built International Terminal at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
The Dangote Fertilizer Plant is Africa’s largest Granulated Urea Fertilizer complex. The plant occupies 500 hectares of land in Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lagos Nigeria. It was built at a cost of $2.5 billion.
With Nigeria estimated to need about 5 to 7 million metric tonnes per annum of fertilizer and with the current level of fertilizer consumption in the country which is 1.5 million metric tonnes, the Dangote Fertilizer complex was established to produce 3 million metric tonnes per annum of urea fertilizer in phase 1.
Dangote Fertilizer works with Farmer Associations, Corporate Farms, NPK Blenders, NGO/development partners and State Governments all over Nigeria, as well as governments across Africa and beyond who are looking for a sustainable approach to improve soil and farm yields.
The coming on stream of Dangote Fertilizer would surely make Africa self-sufficient in food production and a net exporter of food to the world.