Borno State government has commenced the building of a new industrial hub in Maiduguri, the state capital as part of its post-insurgency plan to address the high unemployment problem in the state.
Gov. Kashim Shettima who visited the new industrial layout at Njimtilo along Maiduguri-Kano highway Monday said the Borno Plastic Company will be moved from its old site along Baga road to the new area. He said government has already ordered for equipment and materials for the Plastic Company worth about N2 billion. He said newly purchased machine for the company would complement the existing one.
“The company will be producing plastic chairs, water tanks, nylon, mat and other household utensils for the use of the people here in Borno and the North-East,” Shettima said while inspecting the level of construction at the site yesterday.
He said the industrial hub would also have a Solar Panel Plant to generate about 40 megawatts of electricity for use of the factories and the State.
While receiving briefing from the contractors and site engineers, the governor disclosed that government equally planned a Corn-Chef Plantation at the layout.
He said all the efforts were geared toward addressing the unemployment challenges in the state, maintaining that Boko Haram and other criminality or violent tendencies were products of joblessness which can substantially be tackled with availability of job opportunities.
Source; Yusuf Usman Shettima SA social media to the Borno state Governor