Kebbi, NNPC cassava-ethanol production programme excites Gov Bagudu



 Gov. Abubakar  has expressed gratitude that the State -NNPC Cassava-based Ethanol has blossomed successfully.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ethanol is a biofuel processed from starchy crops like Maize and Cassava and can be used as biofuel mainly in Brazil and the United States.

, who is the Chairman of the APC Progressive Governors’ Forum, expressed his happiness when he inspected the cassava farm located in Tungar Liya’u village, on the Jega-Maiyama in Maiyama Local Government.

”The farm is part of the Kebbi-NNPC Biofuel , just as it has happily observed that, the NNPC state’s Cassava Cultivation has steadily increasing .

” Among others, it is a cassava based Ethanol Production and a Sugacane ,” he said.

He recalled that, he had penultimate week , met with the NNPC and the two parties had agreed renew their Memorandum Of Understanding ( MOU).

said :” going go beyond what we initially intended, fully realize the project. Equally, what saw today is a testament the blessings that God granted Kebbi .

” Everywhere, there are opportunities be pursued and thankful the Almighty Allah.”

Bagudu commended all those who helped in demonstrating the ability of Kebbi state to grow cassava.

must give kudos to our Project Team and the Development Finance Team of the CBN, the Local Governments Chairmen and the .

NAN reports that the NNPC  on July 23, 2020 said  it has cultivated 2,675 hectares of cassava plantations processing of bioethanol in Kebbi.

In 2017, NNPC signed an MoU with Kebbi to cultivate 20,000 hectares of cassava and sugarcane in the Kanya district of Zuru emirate of Kebbi for biofuel production. (NAN).