The $650 million Chinese Iron Ore company cited in Nigeria’s North Western State of Kaduna will provide 3,000 jobs, the Chairman of Kagarko LGA, Hon Nasara Rabo, has said.
The Chinese company is in Tafa, 41 kilometers away from Nigeria’s capital city Abuja and 161 kilometers from the state capital city of Kaduna.
But the Executive Chairman of Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State, where Tafa is located is happy that the $650 million Chinese Iron Ore company
will provide about 3,000 jobs for unemployed youths in the country.
In an exclusive chat with Elanza News, the local government Chairman, Nasara said the company will be one of the biggest in the country.
“The $650 million Chinese Iron Ore company will be one of the biggest companies in the country and by our analysis, it has the capacity to employ about 3,000 workers, both skilled and unskilled,” Nasara said.
Nasara said that the initial plan was to set-up the company before 2021 but that the COVID-19 pandemic and compensation of landowners were the major issues that caused the delay.
“The Community has the largest deposit of Iron Ore,” Nasara said adding that if the company commenced operation, there would be need for other services such as Banks, Police Outpost, Markets, Hotels amongst many other services that will go on with the production of the Iron ore.
Elanza News reports that the company has given priority to the host community and the State in terms of the employment strategy.
It was gathered that some youths have already been employed and that recruitment will soon start proper.
On the plans he has for the local government as the rainy season approaches, Nasara said they have already concluded an arrangement to partner with the Kaduna State Ministry of Agriculture to supply fertilizer at a very subsidized rate for the people of Kagarko Local Government Area.
The Council Chairman, who joins the Southern Kaduna Senatorial race under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), noted that he has also written for farming implements like; Tractors and improved seedlings for the farmers.
“You know Kagarko local government is one of the major producers of ginger. We are sure of getting fertilizer in a few months in order to complement the effort of our farmers,” Nasara added.