(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed its unalloyed commitment to its collaboration with the Government of Kebbi on renewable energy projects.
This was disclosed by the NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, via a statement by the corporation’s Spokesman, Dr Kennie Obateru, in Abuja, while receiving the Governor of Kebbi, Sen. Atiku Bagudu, who paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
According to the statement, NNPC remained committed to the partnership for the production of biofuels, as the project was viable and in tandem with the global transition to renewable energy, adding that the rice production programme in the state was a definite boost to the project.
Kyari also noted that the linkage of the agricultural sector with the energy sector would facilitate economic growth and bring prosperity to the citizens.
While expressing appreciation to the NNPC for its cooperation on the biofuel project, Bagudu pointed out that the cassava programme was well on course, but that the same could not be said of the sugarcane programme as the targeted milestone was yet to be attained, assuring the GMD of his commitment to the success of the project.
Kebbi is one of the states that the NNPC is in partnership with for the development of renewable energy.
PROJECTED IMPACT: Renewable energy, when properly harnessed, has less negative impact on the people and the environment, is sustainable, and can generate employment if backed by strong political will.