-As three multi-national companies set to commence operations
The representative of Ikorodu Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives and Chairman, House Committee on Defense, Hon. Babajiimi Adegoke Benson, has stated that there are huge investment potentials in Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria.
He made statement while sensitizing residents of the Division and investors globally on why they should invest in Ikorodu which is connected by three Trunk A road – Ikorodu –Lagos, Ikorodu –Sagamu and Ikorodu – Itoikin/Ijebu-Ode highways.
Hon. Benson also revealed the entry of three new major investments into the Division.
“In the last few weeks, I have been in discussions with three corporate entities that have started building their businesses in Ikorodu Division; Kimberly-Clark, OMS Beverage Industrial and EssLibra Terminal”, the two-term lawmaker revealed.
“These companies have invested heavily in Ikorodu Federal Constituency and will create economic opportunities for our upwardly mobile youths. While engaging with them, I requested that a sizeable number of their workforce reflects the interest of indigenous people of Ikorodu Division”.
Stating in the Part 1 of his piece which he said will be in three series, the lawmaker stated that he is also using his good office to implore the Lagos State Government to improve the infrastructures in Ikorodu constituency to support industrial growth.
“The State Government is also being approached with a view to improve and increase the infrastructures that will support our industrial growth.
“In this three-part series, I will try to explain what each business is bringing to our division”, he stated.
Speaking on the first of the three new investments in Ikorodu Division, Kimberly-Clark, which is constructing its multi-national company at Odogunyan, the location of the largest Industrial Estate in West African, Hon. Benson stated:
“Kimberly-Clark’s portfolio of products in Nigeria includes Huggies® baby diapers, baby wipes and Kotex® sanitary pads and pantyliners targeted at providing quality health and hygiene solutions for consumers, including babies and their mothers, across the country” , he wrote on his social media walls.
“From our discussion, Kimberly-Clark is keen to ensure the sustainable growth of manufacturing in Nigeria as the Nigerian diaper market is currently underserved. They are currently investing in a multi-million naira diaper manufacturing facility in Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos State, to serve as an export hub to West Africa.
“The factory, when completed in 2021 as scheduled, would have the capacity to create more employment opportunities for our teeming youths in Ikorodu Federal Constituency. The project already has the support of Lagos State Government”, he added.
In his piece titled, “Ikorodu Division Is Open for Business… (Part 1 of a 3 Part Series)”, Hon. Benson, speaking on vast economic potentials in Ikorodu Federal Constituency, he stated:
“Ikorodu Division is home to the largest Industrial Estate in the West African coast with an estimated population of about 3 million people.
“The Odogunyan industrial estate houses companies such as PZ Industry, Ocean Fisheries, Spintex Mills Nigeria Limited, Facility Products, Century Polyester amongst others.
“Ikorodu Division is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the Land and Water transportation initiative of the Lagos State Government, as it is estimated that over 200,000 residents make use of the BRT buses everyday and over 4000 residents use the ferry services to move to various parts of the State daily.
“These little known facts are the reason why l’m sensitizing my constituents and the outside world of the investment potentials of Ikorodu Division”.