The Borno state’s PVC Factory situated in North-East Nigeria is to commence production next week.
It was set up by the state Governor, Kashim Shettima to meet the needs of Borno and her neighbours.
Located in Maiduguri’s dream industrial hub, it has the capacity to produce Chad’s total pipe demands in 30days, for instance.
It is one of the many industries that are embedded in the Borno industrial hub, a dream project of Governor Kashim.
His words: This investment is coming after an extensive and elaborate research into the profitability of PVC pipes and how they are critical to making life easier.
Nigeria is a nation that is making a headway in its diversification programme and this places emphasis on giving attention to agriculture in order to lessen our dependence on oil.”
Although a number of PVC pipe factories exist in Nigeria, the one in Borno is the most comprehensive.
All types of pipes are produced in this factory totalling 64 different types, including conduit, water hose and drips from its six lines.
It is targeted at small and large scale irrigation farming, municipal water supply, boreholes and every endeavour that requires pipes to function.
Another angle to it is that it has a recycling plant which takes charge of recycling broken pipes to serve same purpose either on irrigation farms or at borehole drilling sites. It also produces PVC joints and elbows, as well as injection machines to produce round and flat nipples!
Source: Voice of Nigeria