(L-R): Barr. AZIBAOLA ROBERT, CEO, ZEETIN Engineering welcoming the Project Coordinator, Hydropolis, Dr. ABDULMALIK NDAGI, to the company’s factory in Idu Industrial Area, Abuja, on Wednesday.
By Soni Daniel, Abuja
The founder of Zeetin, Nigeria’s precision engineering company, Azibaola Robert, on Wednesday, received the Management of Hydropolis Investment Limited, the subsidiary of Mainstream Energy Solutions, operators of the Kainji Dam Hydro, on a working visit to Zeetin Factory, as part of the collaborative efforts for the industrialisation of Nigeria, particularly on the building of the Hydropolis’ industrial Park in Amfani area of Kainji, Niger State.
As part of its investment, Hydropolis is commencing the building of first of its kind, one-stop Free Trade Zone industrial park, to house hundreds of clusters of industries, together with an international airport, a luxurious living city and forest reserves that will also drive tourism to Nigeria.
The Hydropolis Industrial Park, among others, will house a university, medical city, agro-allied business, mining, international airport/cargo wing, smart city, tourism and hospitality.
The leader of the Hydropolis team, Dr. Abdulmalik Ndagi, who is also its project coordinator, expressed satisfaction over Zeetin Engineering’s capacity to provide the technology backup for the building of the industrial park and the provision of spares for the various industries to be located in the park.
While welcoming the Hydropolis team, Mr. Robert noted that only strategic collaboration amongst technology-driven Nigerian companies can provide a veritable vehicle for fast-tracking the technological development and industrialisation of the country.
“Nigeria’s technological development can easily be fast-tracked, when our companies, especially those that are technology-driven, collaborate strategically for the overall industrial development and growth of Nigeria through technology,” the Zeetin CEO said.
“That is what we are doing here in Zeetin,” Robert said.
“We are providing pioneer engineering solutions to Nigeria for the overall development of the country. This will spur several other Nigerians and companies to follow suit, and before you know, Nigeria will emerge as a technologically advanced country to reckon with.”
Responding, Ndagi said that Zeetin and Hydropolis would work out modalities that would enable the two companies to work together for the realisation of Hydropolis’ laudable projects in Nigeria.
“What we have come to see in Zeetin has overtaken our own plan. We need to work out modalities on how we can work with Zeetin to replicate this factory in our industrial park.
“This will help us bring down the cost of our project, which will also enable us to accomplish it faster in the interest of Nigeria,” Malik said after undertaking a tour of Zeetin’s facilities in the Idu Industrial Layout of the FCT.
“The machines you have here (at Zeetin) are far beyond what we envisaged and they will be of great benefit to us. So, there’s definitely a need for us to have a collaboration with Zeetin.”
Hydropolis, the investment company, is the promoter and developer of the Hydropolis Free Zone; its flagship investments, comprising Amfani Industrial Park, Amfani Smart City, Hydropolis International/Cargo Airport – all located within the Hydropolis Free Zone – and energised by uninterrupted power supply from the Kainji hydro plant.
Both companies, therefore, agreed to work out modalities of cooperation for the common benefit of the respective companies, especially for the realisation of the industrial park in Kainji, which construction has already commenced in earnest.