Committee on Mining Sector Roadmap Submits Findings to Minister

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Kasim Sumaina in Abuja

In an attempt to revitalise the Nigerian minerals and mining sector by exploring natural deposits scattered across the nation, the ministerial committee set up a month ago to chart this course has submitted its final findings to the Minister.

The Roadmap Committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. Ibrahim Garba and 14 other eminent Nigerians was inaugurated on March 1, 2016, to formulate a course that will stimulate the rapid growth of the sector.

Receiving the deliberations, conclusions and recommendations of the committee recently in Abuja, the Minister of Ministry of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, said, “This event marks a significant milestone in the development of the Mining and minerals and metals sector, with the submission of the mining and metals roadmap by the committee which we set up about 4 weeks ago.”

According to him, “I am impressed with the quick turnaround by the committee in concluding this assignment. You will recall that the roadmap committee was inaugurated a month ago to formulate a course that will stimulate the rapid growth of the sector.

“The mining industry is a key area of focus of the current adminstration, and it excites me that we are already charting the path for sustainable growth in the sector, with the involvement of representations from the spectrum of stakeholders within the sector.”

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