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Dangote To Produce 450,000mt Of Sugar, 90mw Of Power

December 16 2019

The Dangote Sugar refinery in Tunga, Awe local government area of Nasarawa State, will produce 450, 000 metric tonnes of sugar yearly, as well as 90 megawatts of power yearly when  completed. Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule disclosed this at the Northern region sugar sensitisation workshop organised by the National Sugar Development Council, in Lafia, recently. He said the Tunga plant would not require more than 45 megawatts to operate while the remaining 45 megawatts is more than enough to power Lafia, the state capital, Obi, Keana and Awe local government areas. The Governor used the opportunity to dismiss insinuations that the Tunga sugar refinery is taking a long time to complete, stressing that the sugar industry has its inherent challenges for which many people fail to understand. Sule pointed out that the Tunga sugar plant is being stalled as a result of the numerous challenges confronting the sugar industry in Nigeria, adding that unless some of these challenges are addressed, the sugar industry will continue to suffer. The Governor stated further that a fundamental value chain in the industry is lost due to the constraints on agricultural financing in the country.

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