By linking our ports to rail lines and now, building the rolling stock locally, import and export business within and outside of Africa’s largest market will be completely transformed.
When completed, it is expected that the plant would produce some parts of the wagons for the Lagos – Ibadan and Abuja – Kaduna rail lines, but also for the central rail lines and to satisfy the needs of other rail operators within the West-African sub-region.
Secondly, the citing of the plant here and the commitment to hiring Nigerians and Nigerian businesses affirms the Presidents directives in Executive Order 5 on prioritizing Nigerians and Nigerian businesses in the innovation, production & procurement of engineering projects.
The President expects that this will move on very quickly to the next phase which is the assembly and construction of coaches.
Listening to Eseoghene Gift Adiomamore, I was once again reminded of the entrepreneurial spirit and relentless grit of the Nigerian people.
Ese is a 2016 N-Agro Beneficiary who became Founder of a
Cooperative of over 12,000 farmers across 25 LGAs in Delta State.
The Cooperative known as the NPower Agro Farmers Association creates market linkages between farmers, between the farmers and agencies that help sustain agricultural growth and development and between farmers and private financial groups as well as manufacturers.
This incredible lady through her work has aided thousands of farmers across the entire state with training, financing, quality seedlings which boosts their businesses.
I am very proud of you Eseoghene!
His Excellency PRO YEMI OSINBAJO San, GCON. Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Professor Yemi Osinbajo is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Senior Partner in the Law firm of SimmonsCooper Partners. Yemi Osibanjo is a professor of law and was the head of department of Public Law at the University of Lagos (1997-1999). He has also held teaching positions at the Lagos State University (LASU) and Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ogun State.
Previously served as the Special Adviser to the Attorney General of Nigeria (1988-1992), he later became the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos State in 1999 reappointed for a second term in 2003. During the period of his public service, he commenced the Lagos State justice reform project. A prominent feature of that project was the establishment of the Directorate for Citizens’ Rights (DCR) which provides free legal services and legal representation to indigent citizens of the state. This initiative gave a voice to many who would otherwise not have a way to access their rights.
Prior to that appointment, Osinbajo, a Professor of Law, was the Head of Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos.
He is also the Ethics Adviser to the Advisory Board of the African Development Bank and is a non-executive Director of Citibank. He has served in various roles within the United Nations, United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations, the United Nations African Institute for Crime Prevention, the International Criminal court for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania, the department of Peacekeeping operations and the United Nations Peace Operations in Somalia.