In the North Central State of Nigeria, the first Africa is under construction. The plant,?
In the North Central State of Nigeria, the first Africa is under construction. The plant, at the town of Kaduna, is expected to cost ten million naira (about 5.25 million pounds sterling(. With three years it should be producing 100,000 tons of high grade super phosphate a year.
The complex also incorporates a captive sulphuric acid plant capable of producing 41,000 tons of highly concentrated acid a year.
The Federal Military Government owns the complex, which is expected to be operational late this year.
At first, the plant's management will come from Japan's Hitachi Shipbuilding and Engineering Company which is responsible for its design and construction.
The company has special "turn-key" agreement with the Government. After a few years it is expected that Nigerians will be able to take over.
Eventually, the plant should employ about 300 people.
The main raw materials needed are phosphate rock and sulphuric acid which have to be imported at present. But a search for local phosphate rock is under way.
The Government also has plans for a nitrogenous fertiliser plant....continuing the country's which accounts for half of the country's wealth.