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Edo, NIW sign MoU to establish fabrication village


Godwin Obaseki

The Edo State government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria Institute of Welding (NIW) to establish a fabrication yard in the state.Signing the MoU at the state Government House in Benin City yesterday, Governor Godwin Obaseki revealed that the MoU was to fast-track industrialisation.

He promised the body of a stable electricity supply to enable it to accomplish the task.He said: “Industrialisation is at the core of my administration and the core of industrialisation is fabrication, which is driven by welding. We are very excited to work with you and it is an understanding that we will give life to,” he said.


Obaseki stressed that human capital was needed to coordinate all aspects of development and commended the institute for its initiative to train human capacity in the state.

He said the MoU would give the state global access to welding processes and technological capacity to have welding colonies.The President of the Institute, Dr. Solomon Edeberi, said the signing shows the level of confidence that the state government had in the institute.Edeberi promised that the team working on the project would use its wealth of experience to justify the confidence reposed on them.

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