The Presidential Committee on Fertilizer Initiative (PCFI) has
expressed satisfaction with the participation of Indorama Eleme
Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited (IEFCL), Port Harcourt, in the
programme aimed at supplying NPK fertilizer to farmers nationwide at
cheaper cost.

Chairman of the committee, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar who is also
the Governor of Jigawa State made this statement on Saturday, 4th
February, 2017 when he visited the Indorama world-class fertilizer
plant in the company of the President of the Fertilizer Producers &
Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN), Mr. Thomas Etuh and the
Managing Director of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority
(NSIA), Mr Uche Orji.

Alhaji Abubakar said he was impressed that Indorama has fully keyed
into the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative whose goal is to help the
Federal Government to achieve higher food production and food security
in the country.

This is contained in a press release issued by the head of Corporate
Communications of Indorama-Nigeria, Dr Jossy Nkwocha.

“In supporting the Federal Government’s Fertilizer Initiative,
Indorama will this year supply 360,000 metric tons of Urea to
Fertilizer blenders, who in turn will produce NPK fertilizers and
supply at cheaper price to the farmers across the federation.”

According to him, Managing Director of Indorama-Nigeria operations, Mr
Manish Mundra, received the team and conducted them round the Ammonia,
Urea and Utilities plants which have capacity for 1.5 million metric
tons of Urea fertilizer per annum and the largest single-line Urea
plant in the world.

“At the Bagging section of the plant, the Presidential team inspected
the specially packaged granular Urea bags meant for delivery to the
blenders.”

Mr Mundra informed the team that the Ammonia section of the fertilizer
plant is presently undergoing scheduled maintenance shutdown to
optimize its ammonia production and reduce energy consumption,
activities that will enhance Indorama’s participation in the Federal
Government Fertilizer Initiative.”

“The shutdown of the Ammonia plant is part of Indorama’s excellent
maintenance culture and innovation, and the plant will be re-started
on 24th February,” Mr Mundra assured.

Governor Abubakar said he was quite impressed with Indorama’s
operations especially in helping the Federal Government to achieve its
agricultural transformation agenda. “I must say that I am impressed
that Indorama is supporting the Federal Government initiative. This is
one of the initiatives to bring down the cost of food items in the
country”, the Chairman said.

President of FEPSAN, Mr Etuh, also commended Indorama for keying into
the Federal Government Initiative and promised that members of the
association, especially the blending plants will make the best use of
the opportunity to facilitate greater crop harvest this year.

Indorama has supplied about 250,000 metric tons of granular Urea
fertilizer to farmers nationwide since June 2016 when it commenced
production. Through import substitution, the company has helped the
Federal Government to save foreign exchange and also earn scarce forex
through the export of its surplus production after meeting domestic
demand.

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