Enugu, FG Alliance on Cassava-Bioethanol Project Demonstrates Productive Results — Govt


Enugu State Government has disclosed that its Partnership with the Federal Government on Cassava to Bioethanol Production was yielding the desired results.

Commissioner for Agriculture and Agro-Industrialization, Mr. Patrick Ubru made this known at Okpanku in Aninri Local Government Area while conducting a Federal Government Delegation on an Inspection Tour of Cassava-Bioethanol Projects in Aninri, Isi-Uzo, and Udi Local Government Areas of the State.

In a statement, the Commissioner informed the Delegation of the cultivation of over one thousand hectares of cassava farms in the three council areas last year for the pilot phase of the cassava-bioethanol project.

He observed that before the clearing of the large expanses of land in the said local government areas, hoodlums and kidnappers had been using the forests as their operational bases and hideouts.

He disclosed that the State was set to commence the construction of over 20 kilometers of access roads to farmlands at Okpanku, adding that it had also made a 50 percent payment for the construction of a 22-kilometer road from Ikem in Isi Uzo Council Area to the border with Benue State.

He further added that the state government was partnering with the federal government to establish a military base in Isi Uzo, while it was also in the process of establishing the Agro Rangers, a security outfit that would ensure safety in the farmlands.

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