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The Nasarawa State Government has said it will generate over N500 million annually as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and also provide over 100, 000 jobs in the state from the Dangote Sugar Refinery in Tunga when completed. State Commissioner for Land and Physical Planning who doubles as Project Manager of Nasarawa Geographical Information System (NAGIS), Sonny Agassi, disclosed this yesterday in Lafia while dispatching the state surveyor general and his team to demarcate the 60,000 hectares acquired by the Dangote Group in Tunga, Awe Local Government Area, for the establishment of a sugar refinery in the state. Agassi said, “For the first time in history of Nasarawa State, we as a ministry are undertaking one of the largest survey works. The survey is going to last for three months; approximately 90 days, with over 50 personnel working at different locations to survey the 60,000 hectares acquired by the Dangote Group.” He explained that Nasarawa State Government and the Dangote Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “to build the largest sugar refinery in the whole of West Africa. The sugar refinery is worth about $700m and has a ripple effect that will create about 100,000 direct and indirect jobs.” DAILYSUN PAGE 43, Thursday 8th March, 2018