- Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015
The Kogi State Government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for the production of biofuel using cassava and sugarcane.
Both parties signed the MoU at the headquarters of the NNPC in Abuja, as the corporation announced plans of establishing biofuel filling stations nationwide in order to serve vehicles being powered by the commodity.
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, told journalists that the initiative would create millions of jobs in his state and for Nigerians at large. Bello said, "The takeaway from this particular signing of the MoU between Kogi State and the NNPC is that over two million jobs will be created in Kogi State as a result of this cassava and sugarcane development project that will be feeding the biofuel plant that is coming up in the state.
"The multiplier effect of this is that Kogi State will be more secured because the youths will be taken off the streets. So, as a state, we are committed to providing security and an environment that is conducive for this project in order to ensure that it is a success and benefits the good people of the state and Nigeria at large."
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