NAIJA BIZ: 1st Fibre-Optic Cable Factory in West Africa Commissioned in Nigeria

On Thursday 14 July 2022, a $100m fibre-optic cable manufacturing plant was inaugurated in Arepo, a suburb of Ogun State, Nigeria.

Map of Nigeria showing the location of Ogun State

The plant was built by Coleman Wires and Cables and Corning Inc., and it is the first fibre-optic factory in West / Central Africa and the 5th in Africa as a whole.

The factory has a production capacity of 162,000 metric tons per annum and is expected to generate at least 2,800 direct and indirect jobs.

Construction of the plant and provision of technical support was done in collaboration with Corning Inc., the largest producer of fiber-optic cables in the world.

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