Malam Hayatuddeen Musa-Hassan, a graduate of Chemical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, on Monday said his company had provided job opportunities to over 300 people.
Musa-Hassan, who is the Managing Director, Linksite El-Hyatt Nigeria Limited, Zaria, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria, Kaduna State.
He said, “we have created direct and indirect employment to over 300 people.
“The plant so far produces five trucks (of fertiliser) per day and the production capacity will increase commensurate to the demand from customers.”
“We are into production of pyrolysis and fertilisers, all sorts of assorted fertilisers like NPK 15:15:15, NPK 20:10:10, single super phosphate.
“We are also capable of producing DAP, on the pyrolysis, we are also into waste-to-energy.
“We take degradable waste like waste tyres and waste plastics and feed into the pyrolyser to produce LPFO from the waste which will also be refined to produce AGO (diesel).
“We use this diesel to power our generating set to generate energy for production purposes,” he added.
On reasons behind the establishment of the firm, the Managing Director said the essence was to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the area.
Musa-Hassan appealed to the Federal and Kaduna State Governments to support and encourage the factory to increase production for the benefit of farmers to enhance the nation’s agricultural production.
On sources of raw materials, the Managing Director took hypothetical example of NPK 15:15:15, saying, it requires three components that are nitrogen-based (urea).
Musa-Hassan said the company gets the urea from “Ndorama or Notore” in Port Harcourt.
Others, according to him, are phosphate rock (super) from Sokoto and bentonite from quarries, adding that only potassium chloride (MOP) is the raw material imported.
The Managing Director said he was also motivated by a research they conducted on fertilisers in the market only to discover that most of the fertilisers were adulterated.
“To our dismay, when we tested all the fertilisers in our markets, we found out that some are adulterated, we thought that we could do something about it.
“We were inspired by the fact that we wanted to change that trend for the better from the little we have learnt from school,” he stressed.