The Minister of Mines and Steel Development Mr. Olamilekun Adegbite has tasked staff of the ministry to work towards the realization of the president’s diversification agenda through the solid minerals sector.
Mr. Adegbite stated this in Abuja at a book presentation entitled “Foudamentals for exploring the mining sector”
According to the minister, it has become necessary for staff to intensity efforts towards improving the mining sector as he described Mining as a key to the development of other sectors.
The Minister while commending the author of the book Mr. Deinsam Ogan who is the technical assistant to the permanent secretary of the ministry noted that all the recommendations identified in the book would be effective in the mining sector and promised to support the initiative.
In his submission, The author, Mr. Deinsam Ogan explained that the book was aimed at providing essential knowledge to operators as well as investors regarding to the laws guiding operations in the exploration of mining.
Some of the Directors who spoke at the event promised their total commitment to ensure that the core mandates of the ministry were realised.
HASSAN HUSSAIN/ HADIZA ABDULRAHMAN