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15

Glory Candle Industry

Iddo Oro

Private

Candles, Industrial Wax

1982

1992

16

Kadico Industries, Igbaja

Igbaja

Private

Auto Tires, Tubes

1982

2001

17

Kwara Textiles Ltd

Iorin

Government

Textile Products

1985

1999

18

Bisi Foams Ltd

Ilorin

Private

Mattresses, Foams,

1978

1998

4

Tate and Lye Industries

Ilorin

Multi-Nationals

Cube Sugar

1962

1987

5

Nigerian Match Company

Ilorin

Multi-Nationals

Matches

I963

1988

6

Oro Steel Ltd

Otun Oro

Private

Iron rods, steel products

1983

1992

7.

Kwara Paper Converter Ltd

Erin-Ile

State

Printing papers, Exercise

1978

1988

Government

books, Stationeries.

8

Oro Bicycle Industries

Otun Oro

Private

Bicycles, Bicycle parts

1969

1977

9

Demosco Nig Ltd

Erin-Ile

Private

Toilet Papers, Toilet

1980

1998

25

Iya Okin Industries

Ilorin

Private

Solid Mineral Processing

1982

1994

26

Olalomi Industries Ltd

Offa

Private

Rugs, Carpets

1978

2000

27

Prospect Textile Mills

Ilorin

Private

Handloom yarn

1972

1999

28

Reinoplast Nig Ltd

Ilorin

Private

Plastics

1980

1999

Oredola Okeya Ltd

Okeya

Private

Plywood, Planks

1973

1981

1.

Abiola Bottling Company

Ilorin

Private

Pepsi Cola, 7UP, Mirinda

1979

1994

2.

Ajaseipo Plastic Industries

Ajase

Private

Plastic Products

1982

1988

3

Union Steels Ltd

Ajasse

Private

Iron-rods,

Foudry

1979

1991

10

Buari Watch Industries

Buari

Private

Clocks, Wrist watches

1970

1981

11

Jebba Paper Industry

Jebba

Government

Paper products

1970

1999

12

Nigerian Yeast and Alcohol

Bacita

Government

Yeast, Spirits, wines

1977

1997

19

Dab Textiles Industry

Iddo-Oro

Private

Garments, Bed Sheets

1978

1984

20

Dab RollsLtd

Iddo-Oro

Private

Toilet Rolls

1980

1984

21

Cinsere Sewing Machines

Ilorin

Private

Sewing

machines,

1987

1996

The final, and most recent, blow was dealt when the number of collapsed industries in Kwara State shot to an alarming figure of 31. By December 2008, 31 industries, which were once described as vibrant, suddenly plummeted, aggravating the problem of unemployment in Nigeria.

13

Bacita Sugar Industry

Bacita

Government

Sugar Products

1968

1996

14

De Johnson Nig Ltd

Ilorin

Private

Refrigerators,

Gas

1979

1997

22

Steelfab Nigeria Ltd

Ilorin

Private

machine accessories Metal Chain, Metal doors, and windows Fabricated Enamel Wares Mattresses, Foams, Pillows

1976

1998

23 24

United Enamel Ware Ltd United Foams Ltd

Ilorin Ilorin

Private Government

1978 1982

1998 1993

Source: Authors’ Research, 2008

30

Atiba SawMills

Esie

31

Olarinoye Watch Industry

Ijomu Oro

Year

Year

Established

Demised

Private Private

products, steel utensils

Industry

Products

Cookers

Industry

29

1974 1972

Table 3: List of Demised Industries in Kwara State as of 2008.

cushions

Industrial

machines,

Planks, Plywood Wrist Watches, Table/Wall Clocks

1969 1966

S/N

Name of Industries

Location

Ownership

Products

88

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