The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for its interest in establishing a biofuel refinery in the state.
The governor gave the commendation when he received the delegation from the Renewable Energy Department of the NNPC in his office.
Bello praised the NNPC for taking advantage of the state’s enormous economic resources to invest in the state.
He noted that the effort of his administration in making the state safe for investors and citizens was already paying off.
Earlier, the leader of the team, Mr Danjuma Yakubu, said the team had carried out soil test at the proposed site for the refinery in Alape and decided to brief the governor on the development.
According to him, the Kogi State Government, the NNPC and private investors had also finalised agreement to establish a Crop Processing Zone at Alape and Ike-Bunnu in the Kabba Bunu Local Government Area of the state.
“The Crop Processing Zone will cover 20, 000 hectares of sugarcane production in Ike-Bunnu while 15,000 hectares of land has been tested for cassava production in Alape,” he said.