The Bauchi State Fertiliser Company which was recently turned around for productivity, was recently visited by Gov. M. A. Abubakar. The Executive Chairman of the company, Alhaji Bappah Aliyu Misau conducted the Governor and his team round the refurbished facility.
The Chairman informed the inspection team that the company was grounded until the present administration took the political will to back words with action and get the company functioning at optimum levels. He added that so far the backlog of staff salaries have been cleared, morale is high and the company now produce some of the local parts needed for production. He told the Governor’s team that this year alone, the company is on course to surpass its target of producing and distributing 30,000mt of fertilisers for the 2017 planting season to farmers in the state. Alhaji Misau also mentioned that the goal is to drive the company to reach optimun productivity and maximum profit.
Governor MA Abubakar commended the management of the fertiliser plant for living up to expectations. He reiterated his resolve that no state-owned enterprise will be moribund when they can be put to use for profitability and employment of residents of the state. He said the company’s renewal is important, hence the decision to visit it himself.
Governor M. A. Abubakar pointed out that, the idea to ensure the company is resusitated keyed into the state’s vision to boost agriculture and food production, as well as create job opportunities to the teeming unemployed youth in the state. He pledged continuous support for the company, and other state-owned enterprises, while promising to build the supporting infrastructure necessary to back private investments in the state.