Gov Bello assures NNPC delegates on biofuel of safety in Kogi

By Ugbede Usman

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The governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has assured a team of Renewable Energy Division of the Nigerian Petroleum Commission who came into Kogi for feasibility study on biosfuel of their safety while they progress in their activities in the state.

In a statement made public by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Onogwu Muhammad, Bello welcomed the initiative and assured the team that the area is safe for everyone including businessmen and investors.

The statement reads, “Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Friday met with a team of the Renewable Energy Division from the Nigerian National Petroleum Co operation (NNPC) who were in the state for a feasibility study on the development of Biofuel project in the State.

“The Governor who lauded the initiative assured the members of their safety during the cause of their all important assignment noting that the state remained a safe zone for visitors, businessmen and investors as the records were obvious

“In a letter presented to the Governor by the delegation, the group thanked the Governor for his sustained support for the Biofuel project since the incubation of the initiative till current implementation

“They recalled that a team from NNPC alongside its consultants visited the state to conduct land validation and feasibility study for the bio fuel project

“The delegation mentioned that although the land validation studies was bearing completion but there was no appreciable progress made on the feasibility studies due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the End Sars protest that rocked the nation.

“The delegation however informed the Governor that after due consultation between NNPC and its consultant the team was requested to make progress on the feasibility studies on the project site to conclude its findings for proper report on the project.”

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