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Indorama Secures AfDB’s $75 Million Loan To Boost Fertilizer Production In Nigeria

By Faridat Salifu

Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited has sealed a momentous deal with the African Development Bank (AfDB), securing a $75 million loan aimed at propelling Nigeria’s fertilizer production capacity to new heights.

This strategic investment signals a substantial leap forward in fortifying the nation’s agricultural sector, underpinning efforts to enhance food security, stimulate economic growth, and foster job creation.

The infusion of funds will be strategically channeled towards expanding Indorama’s fertilizer production facilities.

Notably, this entails the addition of a third urea production line and the establishment of a cutting-edge port terminal at the Port Harcourt complex.

Such expansions are pivotal not only in meeting domestic demand but also in elevating Nigeria’s status as a formidable player in the global fertilizer market.

With a bold target of achieving an annual capacity of 1.4 million metric tons of urea, this expansion initiative underscores the indispensable role of urea in the realm of global agriculture.

By bolstering domestic food production and reinforcing food security both locally and in international markets, the project promises far-reaching socio-economic dividends.

The $75 million senior loan extended by AfDB constitutes a crucial component of a broader $1.25 billion financing package spearheaded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

This collective effort, bolstered by contributions from various international development finance institutions and commercial banks, underscores the widespread recognition of the project’s potential to galvanize agricultural growth and engender employment opportunities.

Ousmane Fall, Acting Director of the Industrial and Trade Development Department at AfDB, commended the collaborative endeavor involving Indorama, IFC, and other financiers, emphasizing its transformative impact on Nigeria’s industrial landscape.

Manish Mundra, Group Director for Africa at Indorama Corporation, underscored the project’s alignment with Nigeria’s economic diversification objectives and its pivotal role in harnessing the nation’s export potential.

This synergy between AfDB, Indorama, and other stakeholders epitomizes a shared commitment to propelling sustainable development and economic prosperity in Nigeria.

As the project gains momentum, it is poised to make significant contributions to the nation’s quest for agricultural self-sufficiency and inclusive growth, marking a pivotal milestone in Nigeria’s journey towards prosperity.

 

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