Deputy Governor Emmanuel Akabe says 40 per cent of Nigeria’s total sugar needs will come from Nasarawa by 2024.
Mr Akabe announced this at the Association of Hospital and Administration Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) Annual National Scientific Conference in Lafia.
According to him, the Dangote Sugar Refinery in the Awe local government area and Flour Mills of Nigeria in Toto local council will produce 40 per cent of the country’s sugar needs.
“I can tell you that by 2024, 40 per cent of the total sugar needs of Nigeria will be coming from Nasarawa state because the Dangote Sugar farm on 60,000 hectares of land will start production by 2023,” said the deputy governor and that it will contribute 30 per cent of the sugar needs in Nigeria.
“For the Flour Mills of Nigeria in Toto area, they will also produce 10 per cent of the total sugar needs. “So 10 per cent plus 30 per cent gives us 40 per cent from Nasarawa State alone,” he added.
Mr Akabe applauded the association for holding its annual conference in Nasarawa.
“Nasarawa state is one of the most peaceful states in the country. Thank God for the traditional institution and others who have worked day and night to ensure we have peace and stability in our state. And so, we are a state in a hurry and yearning for industrialisation,” the deputy governor stressed. “Please come and invest in Nasarawa.”