Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has said that his administration has put all the necessary measures in place to build ethanol plant for the production of ethanol fuel from cassava.
The governor who stated this shortly after his inauguration and the deputy, Chief Edward Onoja at Government House, Lokoja, Monday said the production will expand the use of green fuels in Nigeria as climate change has become such a dramatic concern globally.
According to him “We have secured a partnership with the NNPC Group, the Central Bank of Nigeria and a private investors to make this laudable project a reality.
“Kogi state is the largest grower of cassava in Nigeria and we will add 500,000 new cassava farmers from our populace into our initiatives around this amazing crop during this second term.”
He stated that their mission in this second term is to develop Kogi state into Nigeria’s foremost and most secured emerging commercial hub through optimization of the state’s geographical location, natural endowments and human resources for a sustainable future.
“We shall embark on large scale urban renewal projects to further transform Lokoja into a resilient capital city with northern utilities attractive to residents and tourists alike,” Governor Bello assured.