Job creation: Chinese ‎firm employs 500 in Edo


Jethro Ibileke/Benin ‎
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State
In a bid to improve employment generation in Edo state, a ceramics factory operated by a Chinese firm, Time Ceramics Limited, has employed 500 direct staff.
This is in addition to unspecified number of indirect jobs created by the firm located in Utesi Community in Benin City.
This was made known by the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Zhang Li Xin on Thursday on the occasion of the visit by the State Governorn Adams Oshiomhole to the premises of the factory.
Xin who spoke through an interpreter, Miss Zoe Lee, commended Governor Oshiomhole and Edo State Government for providing an enabling environment for them to do business.
“We really appreciate what you have provided including the road. We are going to help the state to attract more Chinese investors here to do more businesses and invest here.
“This is our first time here in Nigeria to start a business and since we are foreigners, we may not know the culture and regulation of this area very well, and we hope that you will understand us. Give us some understanding and we will do our best to do better. We have the confidence here and with your protection, we will go far in this business here.
Responding, Governor Oshiomhole noted that the state government’s investment in road and other infrastructure in different parts of the state have started to yield the right dividends as different companies, including the Chinese factory, have started to locate their factories in the state.
The governor said the surest way for government to address the issue of unemployment in the country is to provide the basic infrastructure which will in turn attract foreign investment, adding that the siting of an industry in a community attracts development to such community.
He said: “there …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper