Renewable Energy: NNPC restates commitment to production of biofuel in Kebbi State
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has restated its commitment to partnering with the Government of Kebbi State for the production of biofuels, describing the project as viable and in tandem with the global transition to renewable energy.
This was confirmed in a statement released by Dr. Kenny Obateru,NNPC Group General Manager/Group Public Affairs Division, after Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Atiku Bagudu, paid the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, a courtesy visit in his office on Thursday.
According to NNPC GMD, the rice production programme in the state was boost to the biofuels project, adding that the linkage of the agricultural sector with the energy sector would facilitate economic growth and bring prosperity to the citizens.
He said, “We will go ahead and renew the Memorandum of Understanding and bring in any necessary amendment that is required to make this business run faster,” the GMD stated.
Mallam Kyari also hinted of plans for the Corporation to resume active exploration activities in the Sokoto Basin.
In reaction, the Kebbi State Governor commended NNPC for its cooperation on the biofuel project, adding that the cassava programme was well on course but the same cannot be said of the sugarcane programme as the targeted milestone was yet to be attained. He assured the GMD of his commitment to the success of the project.
NNPC confirmed that Kebbi state is one of the states the Corporation is in partnership with for the development of renewable energy.