Patrick Ugeh in Abuja
The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development has confirmed that it is aware of the discovery of high grade nickel in Kaduna State. It however advised excited members of the public to be patient and await an official position of the ministry after due investigation.
In a press statement issued at the weekend, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mohammed Abbas, said: “The Ministry of Solid Ministry of Solid Minerals Development is aware of the excitement in the media about the discovery of nickel in parts of Kaduna State.
“This is totally understandable considering the partial assay of the mineral assets referenced. The ministry is aware of the occurrence of the mineral in the area.
“Since the discovery many months ago, technical experts from the ministry have been following up on this development as provided by law.”
Abbas therefore appealed to the general public to allow the ministry to come up with detailed reports on the find.