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Agrochemical plants to generate 3,000 jobs – Candel MD

Posted: Jun 19, 2015 at 12:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

In a bid to assist farmers to grow their yields optimally, an indigenous firm, Candel Company Limited, has established an agrochemical manufacturing plant in Lagos.

The plant, located at the heart of Lekki Free Zone, has been described as a significant milestone targeted at generating no less than 3,000 employment opportunities for Nigerians.

Speaking at the official commissioning ceremony held recently, managing director of the company, Mr. Emmanuel Kattie, said the establishment of the agro factory was significant in view of the poor yield experienced by farmers in the last few years.

Attributing the poor yield to the substandard quality of agrochemicals and allied input imported into the country, Kattie said the intervention was timely in view of the present administration’s preparedness to diversify into agriculture as one of the key ways of generating employment for the teeming Nigerian youths.

According to him, the plant had the capacity to produce different types of agrochemicals that would suit the needs of farmers by taking into account the climatic conditions, as well as the specific crop, which the farmers intended to grow.

He assured farmers that the agro firm was ready to offer products that were consistent not only in quality, but also in the level of performance.

“We have invested multi- billion naira and we intend to further expand as we progress. This plant alone has the capacity to deliver 80million litres of agrochemical annually, which is expected to feed Nigeria and the West African market,” Kattie stated.