Kogi State is set to be among first few state’s in Nigeria to substitute fossil fuel with Natural Gas.
This positive development was disclosed in a meeting with the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipreye Silver on the 22nd of September, 2022.
The meeting was held at the NNPCL towers Abuja. The Kogi State Commissioner for Finance Budget and Economic planning, Asiwaju Asiru Idris, Commissioner for Solid Minerals and Natural resources, Engr. Bashiru Gegu and CEO of KOSIPPA, Isiaka Abdulkareem attended the meeting.
The meeting between the Minister and officials of Government was to ensure proper partnership with National Gas Expansion Program NGEP and Kogi state Government where Dr Ibrahim Muhammed who is the chairman of NGEP represented the Minister.
Kogi state is to develop atleast 1MW of power supply per LGA using the most clean energy, which is natural Gas.
In addition Kogi state Government in collaboration with NGEP is to produce atleast 25,000 MW for industrial purposes making Kogi State, a feat that would make Kogi the Texas of Nigeria.
Kogi State is a state in Nigeria that has the enabling environment, adjudged as most secured State with many off takers.
Speaking on the development, Asiwaju Asiru Idris disclosed that this development and partnership between the Petroleum Ministry and Kogi State Government will no doubt create atleast 15,000 employment opportunities for teaming youths in the State, thus reducing overburdened from the Society.
The Finance Commissioner attributed the achievements to the enabling environment created by the administration of Gov. Bello, described the state under the present administration as a investment destination.
In his words, the Kogi State Commissioner for Solid Minerals Development, Engr. Bashiru Gegu, says the milestone achievement would help invigorate the state’s economy as well as reduce youths involvement in social vices.
Engr. Bashiru said the present administration efforts in solid minerals development is beginning to yield dividends, appreciated Gov. Bello for creating the enabling environment.