Speaking at the commissioning of the 20 million standard bricks per annum capacity factory, the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, represented by the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru noted that the clay factory was a further attestation that the state was richly endowed with solid minerals of all types in commercial quantity.
‘’Specifically, industrial minerals such as clay, limestone, glass-sand among others are in vast amount in the state. This is the time we should give serious attention to the exploration of these resources which has not been duly tapped’’. He affirmed.
Senator Amosun emphasised that the state had been attracting both local and foreign investors since his administration came on board, adding that it would remain steadfastly committed to attracting more investors to sustain the status of the state as an investor’s hub of the nation. He added that the 2014 World Bank reports gave the state credence as one of the best five states in Nigeria, conducive for business group.
He enjoined industries, operating in the state, to give priority to indigenes in their recruitments as part of their Corporate Social Responsibilities to their host communities.
Earlier in his address, the chairman of Kiln Industry, Chief Toyin Adeyinka disclosed that the firm was committed to providing affordable building material for construction of houses and admitted that the huge mineral resources that abound in the state inspired citing the firm in the location.
At the occasion, the Olu of Itori, Oba Akorede Akamo, said that the establishment of the clay industry and others, attested to the efforts of the government at improving socio-economic activities of the state.