FG to build six fertilizer blending plants
Vice President of Nigeria, Mohammed Namadi Sambo has disclosed plans by the Federal
Government to build six fertilizer blending plants across the country.
He made this disclosure when the United States Ambassador to Nigeria Terrence McCulley led two
US Congressional members on a congratulatory visit to the Vice President over a successful
Sambo further stated that the six plants will be distributed along the six geo-political zones across
the country. He used the occasion to thank the United States for their various support through
grants to enable Nigeria provide consultancy service for its hydro-power plants.
Explaining further, the Vice President told the Congressmen that the Jonathan's administration will
provide complex of development in the next five years. He said that the administration focuses on
Power Supply which will be pursued through the "Power Sector Reform Roadmap".
He spoke about the 10 thermal power plants currently under construction which when completed
will lead to an additional 5000mw of electricity to the National Grid, the development of
multipurpose dams and irrigations schemes and, large hydro power plants in Mambila and Zungeru;
transportation in the areas of Railways, Deep Seaports, improvement of Airports, inland waterways,
dredging of the River Niger, which work is at about 60% completion and the plan to dredge River
Furthermore, Arc Sambo intimated the Congressmen on Nigeria's education roadmap and the
journey so far, the efforts being made to develop local gas capacity, transparency and good
governance. He urged the Congressmen to encourage America businessmen to come and participate
in developing these sectors by investing in them. He informed them of the capacity of the ICRC in
executing the PPP arrangements.
He expressed the willingness of Nigeria to address the issues of corruption and the total resolution
of the conflicts in Southern Sudan.
He sought for US support saying "Nigeria needs US support in the areas of power as arrangements
have been concluded for the World Bank and the African Development Bank to provide
securitization to encourage investments and serve as assurance that investors' funds will not go
down the drain".