Technology Ministry partners with Delta State on Methanol fuel production

Nigeria’s Ministry of Science and Technology, is to forge strategic partnership with the Delta State Government on how to reap maximum benefits from the newly unveiled Methanol Fuel Technology Policy in the country.

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, stated this when he received the Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr. Senator, Ifeanyi Okowa in his office, in Abuja the nation’s capital.

Dr. Onu said that partnership would be of huge benefits to both parties as well as the nation as a whole in the area of transportation, environment, Energy and the manufacturing sector.

He stressed the need for value addition to the Nigeria’s economy through its raw materials and enormous resources for job and wealth creation.

The Minister said that the implementation of the Methnol Policy will also improve virtually all sectors of the nation’s economy and will also go a long way in solving the problems of the country.

He said the new methanol policy has entered its first phase of implementation and that the six geo-political zones would be sensitized on it.

Earlier, the Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, described the Methanol Fuel Technology policy as a product of hard work and futuristic thinking on the path of the Ministry.

Dr. Okowa said Delta state has been making efforts on the effective use of natural gas resources, which resulted in the proposed establishment of the Kwale Industrial Park in Delta State.

He said the State will continue to discuss and strategize with the Ministry to ensure that Methanol Fuel is effectively used for the benefit of Nigeria and its citizens.

Also speaking the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Bello Umar, said that the implementation of the Methanol Fuel Technology came at the right time and commended the various stakeholders for embracing the policy.

He urged Dr. Okowa to encourage other Niger-Delta governors to embrace the Methanol Fuel Technology policy.

Source: Voice of Nigeria