The Consul-General of the United States to Nigeria, Jeffry Hawkins, has disclosed plans by the United States government to establish a $250 million fertilizer plant in Edo State.
Mr. Hawkins, who described Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, as one of the most effective governors in Nigeria made the disclosure during a courtesy call and inspection of projects in the state recently.
The Consul-General said the $250 million fertilizer plant is being planned by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation of the United State Government. “We are here because we are proud that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation of the US government is involved with the Green Petrochemical Company which is making a $250 million investment and we are happy that this important fertilizer plant will have the support of the United States Government. It will create about one thousand five hundred jobs. That is something we are hoping to take a look at when we are here,” he noted.
The Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole thanked the United State government for the planned investment in the state noting that “we trust we can count on your support.”