Euro LPG BV, an international company based in the Netherlands, has expressed interest in establishing a gas plant in Kogi, in light of its peace, security and strategic location.
Company president Dr Wahaab Abdullah revealed this when he visited Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello at the state government lodge in Abuja.
Nigeria News Agency reports that Euro LPG BV, based in the Netherlands, The Netherlands specializes in the engineering, manufacturing and supply of liquefied petroleum gas, LPG, liquefied natural gas, LNG and industrial gases.
In addition, the company also manufactures related equipment for the storage and transportation of LPG, LNG and industrial gases.
Mr Abdullah said that establishing the gas plant in Kogi will boost the economy of the state and Nigeria, create jobs for the citizens of Kogi and ensure a clean environment for the state.
He praised Bello for creating an environment that attracts foreign investors.
“The choice of Kogi State is largely due to the location of the state which shares borders with 10 other states in Nigeria, as well as the current peace and security prevailing in the state.
“These will be retail distribution and end-consumer equipment, and with a full range of capabilities, the company can provide tailor-made constructions for the gas industry to the highest quality and safety standards.
“Investing in gas power plants will lead to job creation, green energy solutions, a clean environment and wealth creation for the people of the state and Nigeria in general.
“The company will also create an academy for workforce training as well as youth empowerment.
“I commend the governor for ensuring peace and security in the state,” said Abdullah.
Mr Bello thanked the company for choosing to invest in Kogi State as it would also help boost the economy of the state and the nation.
He said the state was viable for investors, noting that insecurity, which was a hindrance in the state’s industrial development wheel, was now a thing of the past.
He assured the delegation of the total commitment and partnership of his administration with the company, explaining that the State had a viable workforce that the company could need.
Governor Bello also advocated for the training of young people in the construction and manufacture of factories.