30th June, 2011
In his bid to decongest the ever busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the state governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun has concluded plans to partner with Lafarge Cement, WAPCO Nig.Plc to construct a befitting trailer park along Mowe/Ibafo and Ogere-Remo along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The governor has also sealed a deal with the company to construct power plant to provide electricity to the capital city of Abeokuta.
According to the governor,”I want to implore your company to assist the state to relocate its trailer park along the expressway and assist in the provision of cement, sand, iron rod in order to get the trailers that are parking indiscriminately off the road since your company was able to generate 90 megawatts of electricity at the cost of N23 billion.”
Amosun pleaded that Abeokuta will need 30 megawatts to boost its electricity, assuring that the state government will partner with the company to replicate its power project.
In his welcome address, Chairman of WAPCO, Chief Olusegun Osunkoya, said the plant which cost N23 billion is a demonstration of the company’s committment to the Federal Government’s policy of ensuring availability and affordability of cement in the country.
The Managing Director of the company, Mr Sammy Abdulkadir promised that their company will be contributing 12000 tonnes of cement daily to the market with the commissioning of a new 2.5 metric tonnes of cement plant.
By Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta