Osun State has received 600t of cement by rail from the Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria.
According to the Regional Manager, Eastern Market of the company, Mr. Femi Babatunde, who supervised the delivery, the last time, the state had large consignment by rail was in 2008.
The State Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Wale Bolorunduro, while receiving the product on behalf of the state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said the new administration is set to make vital products available at affordable prices throughout the state.
He said a special arrangement between the Railway Corporation and the state government was being worked out to support farmers to move their produce from the state to Lagos market at government’s expense.
The Field Sales Manager (Osogbo), Mr. Bolarinwa Aje, said another large consignment is due for delivery into Osun State market in the next two weeks, saying the frequency and availability of cement in the market would eventually bring down the product’s price.
He said it would take 20 trailers to move the 600t which is about 12,000 bags from Ewekoro, the location of Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria, to Osogbo, the Osun State capital.