President Buhari Commissions world’s biggest Fertilizer Plant in Lagos (Photo)

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned Dangote Fertilizer plant in Lagos on Tuesday. 

The plant is said to be the world’s biggest fertilizer plant. 

The fertilizer plant has a capacity of three million tons a year of urea and ammonia, and will be commissioned by Buhari during his official visit to the state. 

The Dangote Fertilizer Plant is Africa’s largest Granulated Urea Fertilizer complex.

The plant occupies 500 hectares of land in Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lagos Nigeria.

It was built at a cost of $2.5 billion With Nigeria estimated to need about 5 to 7 million metric tonnes per annum of fertilizer and with the current level of fertilizer consumption in the country which is 1.5 million metric tonnes, the Dangote Fertilizer complex was established to produce 3 million metric tonnes per annum of urea fertilizer in phase 1. 

The project aims to make Africa self-sufficient in food production and a net exporter of food to the world.