The management of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has indicated interest to collaborate with Osun State government on renewable energy development.
This was contained in a press statement endorsed by the media adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Mr Sola Fasure, which was forwarded to the Nigerian Tribune in Osogbo, Osun State capital, on Thursday.
The management of NNPC, led by the General Manager, Joint Venture of Renewable Energy Division, Mrs Clara Eminike made the disclosure at a meeting with Aregbesola, which was held at Oke-Fia Government House, Osogbo.
According to the press statement, “NNPC said the partnership was necessary to efficiently and productively explore the agricultural potentials of the state in order to drive the corporation’s diversification dream from oil and gas to renewable energy development in Nigeria.
It reads, “NNPC was ready to collaborate with the state government on the mass production of cassava for the industrial purpose of bio-fuel programme of the corporation. Eminike said the partnership is also aimed at linking the energy sector with the agriculture sector through the commercial production of bio-fuel from selected energy crops like cassava, sugar cane and oil palm”.
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