Nigeria's first Sugarcane biofactory inaugurated at ABU

Nigeria has joined an elite league of nations with the establishment of the first sugarcane biofactory at the Ahmadu bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State.

Nigeria has joined an elite league of nations with the establishment of the first sugarcane biofactory at the Ahmadu bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State.

The factory was inaugurated on the 18th of May by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga.

Declaring the factory open for operation, Aganga noted that it has a capacity for one million seedlings per annum and is the first of s series of bio-factories to be established.

"The bio factory is the first in the series of bio-factories that will be established in the next five years, with combined estimated capacities estimated at 12.5million cane seedlings per annum," he said.

"The facility is designed to address a critical constraint facing Nigeria’s sugar industry - timely provision of high quality and clean seeds to sugar estates and farmers across Nigeria."

Aganga expressed optimism that the efficiency in the cultivation and supply of sugarcane will enhance the efficient milling and production of sugar and associated products like ethanol and electricity.

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