NNPC pledges 5M jobs with biofuels soon

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In Nigeria, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation pledged that more than five million jobs would soon be created to alleviate the unemployment levels in the country. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, highlighted recent progress with a biofuel plant project with the Benue State government, an MoU to set up a biofuel plant and refinery in Kogi state which will create over two million jobs, and an MoU with Kebbi State for another biofuel plant and refinery using sugarcane as feedstock that will create over a million jobs across the value chain.

Baru also said that “the need to mitigate energy insecurities and ameliorate environmental and health issues has awakened the worthwhile benefits to developing the renewable energy sector, according to NTA.