His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has expressed the readiness of the Nasarawa State Government to expand and rehabilitate the existing fertilizer blending plants Aaround the state as a means of job creation and increasing agricultural yield in the State.
Gov. Almakura made this known as he received the President and top management of Qinhangdao Beidou Automatic Control Equipment Co Ltd who came to sign a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding with the Nasarawa State Government and Tongyi Ltd at the government House Lafia .
He explained that they saw many companies that were into fertilizer production but Beidou stood out due to the strengths of its company and their experience and technicality in the way the company operated , stating that they had started talks with the company on the production of some blending plants for the state and the maintaince and overhaul of the existing blending machines to enable Nasarawa State make Fertilizer not just for its farmers but for the nation as well.
As he welcomed the Chinese visitors who were in Nigeria for the first time to meet with the Nasaarwa state Government in furtherance of their visit and discussions in China recently and the Nigerian Policy on Nigeria homemade fertilizer production. bStating that the state was procuring the Bulk type (30-40 tons per hour) , medium scale (15-20 tons per hour ) , cottage type and the modular blending plants that could produce small amounts.
The high point of the event was the signing of the MOU , which signified the office partnership and agreement to procure the fertilizer blending plants.
Speaking earlier through the aid of a translator the Beidou President Jin Chuan thanked the state government for the confidence and support put in the company ,stating that they hoped to keep the good relationship started so far and would do whatever they can do to boost agriculture in Nasarawa state .
The Company Beidou gave a small presentation about itself , how it started and its main areas of focus showing that it started in 2004 and they have been engaged in the research and development of complete equipment and BB fertilizer production lines , showing it major products are used in China and exported to other countries.