The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, has unveiled Nigeria plans to spur the country’s industrialisation and growth.
He listed Eyimba Industrial City, Lekki Modern Industrial Park and Funtua Cotton Cluster as major projects to grow Nigeria.
The minister spoke at the 11th Bola Tinubu Colloqiuium to mark the birthday of the political leader and former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu.
The Eyimba city in Abia state, he said, covered 9,500 hectares of land. The master plan has been completed.
The partners in the project included South Africa, United Arab Emirate, China, African Export-Import Bank.
He reported that the power project for electricity had been put in place and the zone would create 625,000 jobs.
The Lekki park is occupying 1,000 hectares of land designed to handle export of manufactured goods. The feasibility study of the zone has been prepared, he said.
The Funtua cotton cluster, he said would pull more than 8,000 farmers together to restore cotton production and value chain as well as produce feeds for animals and spur textile industry.
The zone, he said, would attract more than $2 billion investment.