Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Olusegun Awolowo, has lauded Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, for keying into its zero-oil plan for the nation.
According to Awolowo, this was evidenced by the activities of the Akeredolu led administration to include the setting up of the Ore Industrial park intended to promote the use of cassava in ethanol production, enhance bitumen production and revitalise palm oil plantation.
Awolowo gave this commendation at headquarters of NEPC, Abuja when Akeredolu paid him a courtesy visit.
Noting that Ondo State was highest in cocoa production in Nigeria, he particularly stressed the importance of collaboration between the state and NEPC towards achieving zero oil plan for the country and promoting the non-oil export potentials of Nigeria.
“I was proud to host the Ondo State Governor, His Excellency, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, at NEPC’s headquarters, Export House, where we discussed the importance of Ondo State to the Zero Oil Plan and the non-oil export potentials of Nigeria.
“As the state with the highest cocoa production, Ondo State is key to any successful export diversification in Nigeria. I was thrilled to hear about the activities in the Ore Industrial park with the move to use cassava in ethanol production, the bitumen production and also the revitalisation of the palm oil plantation in Okitipupa.
“I am delighted that the Ondo State Governor shares my zero-oil vision for both Nigeria and his state, and look forward to our continued collaboration,” Awolowo said.