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Igbinedion lauds Obaseki over Edo fertilizer plant



A former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion, yesterday commended Governor Godwin Obaseki for his inventiveness in facilitating the commissioning of the Edo Fertilizer Plant and Chemical Company Limited.

He particularly praised Obaseki for not allowing envy and jealousy to becloud his responsibility of providing better life for the Edo people.In a statement signed in Abuja, Igbinedion described the event as a welcome development, saying the people would benefit from the project through employment and related economic activities.

“I thank the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for visiting Edo State to commission the new line for BUA Cement Company in Okpella and the fertilizer plant in Auchi,” he said in the statement.


The Edo Fertilizer Plant, which was built by the Igbinedion administration, is being managed by WACOT Limited.However, the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through its Publicity Secretary recently condemned what it described as “the devious attitude and selfish political interest” of former governor Adams Oshiomhole.

The party said Oshiomhole had condemned the plant as scrap in his attempt to rubbish the past PDP-led government in the state.Managing Director of the Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Fund, Uche Orji, had said during a visit to the state in January 2017 when he accompanied the governor and investors to the plant that with the type of facilities it parades, the state had been missing opportunities with the fertilizer plant.

Igbinedion further added that when Oshiomhole became governor, the factory was 100 per cent ready, adding that he had invited former President Olusegun Obasanjo to commission the plant after its successful test run.

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