A Pozzolana cement factory is about to start production in Ogun state.
According to the Director-General, Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NIBRRI) Danladi Matawal, the institute’s Pozzolana Pilot Plant for cement production at Ota, is almost set to commence on commercial output.
Pozzolans are broad class of siliceous and aluminous materials, blended cement produced with gypsum – both natural and artificial materials used as supplementary for conventional cement.
Matawal made this known, in an interview, on Thursday, in Abuja.
He said that the establishment of the Pozzolana pilot plant was a means of giving Nigerians an alternative to the conventional Portland cement.
He called on cement manufacturing industries and other stakeholders to commercialise the innovation, adding that such effort would create employment and generate wealth among the youths.