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FG will work with state govt to harness solid minerals

visit to the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Mr Dele Alake by the Executive governor of Nasarawa state, Alhaji Abdullahi Sule in Abuja . Photo: Obia Larry/Radio Nigeria

The federal government would work with state governors to maximize the potential of mineral resources for the socioeconomic development of the country.

Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake stated this when the governor of Nasarawa state, Alhaji Abdullahi Sule paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

According to a statement by the Deputy Director of information, Mr. Alaba Balogun, the ministry is determined and committed to harness the nation’s mineral resources.

He explained that under the renewed hope administration, Nasarawa State and other states with mineral resources will soon experience rapid development that will raise the living standards of the population.

The minister observed that Nasarawa state in Nigeria was endowed with petroleum resources and underlined the need to coordinate and synergize the dynamics surrounding mineral exploration and exploitation in the sector.

The minister  expressed gratitude to the Nasarawa state governor  for the visit stressing that the importance of the collaboration that is expected between the federal and states government to develop the nation’s minerals sector.

Writing by Obia Larry; Editing by Jennifer Ogor and Daniel Adejo