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President Buhari To Perform Groundbreaking For Ethanol Project In Benue

By Jimin Geoffrey
President Muhammadu Buhari is to perform the ground-breaking ceremony of the proposed Ethanol Project in Benue State, which is expected to cover Guma, Buruku and Logo Local Government Areas, Governor Samuel Ortom has revealed.

Speaking tonight during a cocktail party organised in honour of Justin Sugar United Kingdom, the consortium executing the project in collaboration with NNPC, Gov. Ortom said the decision to dedicate the state to God was deliberate as God had revealed to him during prayers that he should look up to Him.
He said even with the current economic challenges in the country, things would work out well for the state.
According to the governor, since he gave his life to God, he had not failed, stressing that pessimists who are thinking that he would fail were wasting their time, as at the end of his tenure, he would be adjudged the best ever in the state.
He stated further that $340 Million US Dollars would be invested in the project at the initial stage, saying more would come as the project takes off. This is in addition to about 30,000 jobs that would be created when the project finally takes off.
The governor noted that during his reign, development and job opportunities would be created in the state.
Why assuring the investors of the host community’s cooperation and security of lives and property as the project lasts, Governor Ortom said with the cooperation that would be accorded the team, they would decide to make Benue their first or second home at the end of the day.

In his remarks, representative of the host community (Nongov), Chief Moses Anagende pledged community’s support and cooperation to the project, stressing that they were eager to see its commencement.
Also speaking, leader of the delegation and Chairman/CEO of Justin Sugar, Mr Dong Thry Dong, said the community would live to appreciate the project within a very short time, adding that it would change the state for better.

He solicited the support of Benue people in order to achieve the desired results.

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