By:Babagana Bukar Wakil
President Muhammadu Buhari had only four words after he commissioned Borno’s Industrial Park, which has 16 plants, amongst them, a solar panel production plant with optimum capacity to annually produce panels that can generate 120 megawatts.
The industrial Park the following plants some of which are assembled under same factory hall to share resources that include raw materials, recycling of bye products, electricity and water.
As part of its far-reaching responses to the recovery of Borno’s economy in the face of huge setbacks caused by the Boko Haram, the Kashim Shettima administration initiated a bold and ambitious project of constructing an Industrial Park in Maiduguri.
The park was designed for localization of factories that share resources, which include raw materials, electricity, and security amongst others with room for attraction of more industries in future.
For a start, the Industrial Park, just commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari has in it 16 plants for manufacturing of different products that are mostly agricultural related. Even though each of the 16 plants manufacturers different products, some of them are assembled to share one factory hall under a modern integrated concept that ensures efficient space and other resource utilization.
The 16 plants include a Solar panels production plant with optimum capacity to annually produce panels that can generate 120 megawatts; a Plant for manufacturing of elementary school desks and chairs, Plant for manufacturing of Drip irrigation pipes.
PVC pipes production plant, Tomatoes processing plant, Onions and Ginger dehydration plant, Pilot juice processing plant Cassava processing plant, Table water line plant, Corn chips production plant, Biscuits production plant, Grains and cement sacks production plant, Green house nets production plant, Canopy shade nets production plant, Plastic mats production plant.