- The Dangote Fertiliser Plant at Ibeju Lekki, Lagos state will be commissioned on Tuesday, March 22
- The tape cutting will be done by President Muhammadu Buhari himself who is presently in the state
- The plant has been described by Dangote Industries as Africa’s Largest Granulated Urea Fertiliser Complex
The Nation gathered that the $2.5 billion-worth plant has the capacity to produce three million metric tonnes (mt) of urea each year.
Dangote Industries is priding itself on establishing Africa’s largest Granulated Urea Fertiliser complex which takes not less than 500 hectares of land in the Lekki Free Trade Zone.
While the plant is expected to turn out more than $400 million in foreign exchange to the Nigerian economy, it was built to complement the production capacity of other existing factories.
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After tape cutting ceremony, President Buhari will move on to tour the Lekki Deep Seaport and the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical plant.
A video of the president's arrival in the state was shared by Channels TV.
President Buhari arrives Lagos, Sanwo-Olu, others welcome him at airport
Meanwhile, Buhari had arrived in Lagos state on Thursday, December 9.
The president touched down at the Presidential Lounge of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos in the early hours of the day.
Legit.ng gathered that the president was received at the airport by the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and other officials.
President Buhari was reportedly scheduled to commission naval boats and helicopters during the visit.
Senate sends Buhari important advice over Navy's largest ship
Earlier, President Buhari had been advised to take over the NNS ARADU, the Nigerian Navy's largest ship.
The call was made by the lawmakers of the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, December 1, during the plenary.
In a motion raised by Senator Thompson Sekibo and 14 other lawmakers, the Senate said it was important for the president to take charge and resuscitate the Navy fleet.
The lawmakers said the repairs of the ship became necessary for national security, safety and pride for the nation.