There is excitement in the air as the news of the recent installation of equipment and machines for the proposed pencil factory at the Projects Development Institute (PRODA), Enugu, hits the airwaves.
The project, we gathered was kicked off by the Federal Government.
The PRODA school pencil project is a flagship and the first of such production facility in West Africa.
The factory would be producing a minimum of 15 million pencils per annum, when completed.
The Chairman, Governing Board of PRODA, Mr Daniel Onjeh, said that the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, and the National Assembly were instrumental to the progress so far made by the institute.