The Kwara State government has approved the establishment of an industrial park and a Shea nut processing factory to hasten Industrialization and create jobs for over 10,000 women and youths in the state.
A statement by the state Commissioner for Communication, Mr. Abubakar Buhari says the Industrial Park will be established at Eiyenkorin in Asa Local Government Area of the state, while the Shea butter processing factory will be sited at Kaiama.
According to him the state government approved the award of the first phase of the industrial park to a local contractor at the cost of N1,021,039,165.63 billion.
He said the project would be funded through the state’s recently accessed bond.
Mr Buhari explained that the industrial park would occupy 196 hectares of land comprising residential buildings, a facility manager’s house, a wood processing section, an agro-processing section, a commercial section, metal and minerals processing, as well as a green area, among others.
He noted that the state government has also approved the establishment of a well-equipped 50-ton capacity Shea nut processing factory at the cost of N2,598,000,000.00 billion.
The Commissioner said the project will provide job opportunities for over 10,000 women and youths involved in Shea nut business and improve their livelihood.
Writing by Ali Rabiu; Editing by Chinasa Ossai