The Kebbi Government will begin production of ethanol from sugarcane starting from 2019, the state governor, Atiku Bagudu, said on Thursday.
Bagudu made the discflosure when he received members of Security Watch Africa, who paid him a courtesy visit in Birnin Kebbi.
“As part of our efforts to increase security and empower our youth, the state government will begin the production of ethanol bio-fuel from sugarcane in order to increase our Internally Generated Revenues (IGA) and strengthen our economy,” he said.
Bagudu also said that that the administration would train 100 youth on bees keeping and castor oil distribution.
He commended the Federal Government for providing enabling environment to address security challenges in the country.
“We appreciate the performance of various security outfits in the state for assisting the state government to maintain peace, unity and tranquility which made it to be ranked among the top states with absolute peace in the country,” he said.
The governor assured that the state government would support security agencies in the state to perform optimally for the betterment of the society.
Earlier, the team leader, Mr Patrick Agbanbu, said they were on tour of selected states as approved by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to assess security challenges and proffer possible solutions.
He commended the governor for keeping the state peaceful, adding that the team had visited Jega Local Government Area and other places to obtain first-hand information on security situation.