The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu (@Dr_OgbonnayaOnu) has called on the Private Sector collabate with the Federal Government in the production of methanol in Nigeria.
Onu made the call on Friday during the South-East sensitization on the implementation of the National Policy on Methanol fuel production technology held at the international conference centre umuahia, Abia State.
He further said ‘’it will help create new jobs for the young and old. It will also create wealth for individual and the nation’’.
In his words ‘’ the essence of the sensitization is to make Nigeria understand and appreciate the enormous benefits of introducing methanol in country’’.
Onu further said that the world is gradually reducing its reliance on crude oil, adding that emphasis was being laid on cleaner and renewable source of energy.
‘’ The Methanol policy, which we are presenting today offer an opportunity to better unitize our enormous natural gas resource’’. He added.
The Minister added that producing methanol from nature gas would significantly increase gas utilization and consequently reduce gas flaring in or country.
He added ‘’ Methanol production would help to grow the chemical industry and provide clean energy for cooking and also serve as replacement for diesel
Onu therefore urged stakeholders in the South-East to embrace the innovation and collaborate with the Federal Government to ensure the full implementation of the policy.

Head, Press and Public Relations
19, January.2020.