By Victoria Onehi
The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development will work with governors to harness mineral resources for maximum socio-economic development of the country.
The Minister of Solid Minerals Development , Mr Dele Alake gave this assurance when the Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule paid him courtesy visit in his office at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja.
Deputy Director, Information,Alaba Balogun, disclosed that Alake said that the Ministry is determined and committed to harness the nation’s mineral resources, emphasizing that Nasarawa state and other endowed states across the country will soon witness swell and rapid development that will enhance the living standards of the citizenry under the renewed hope agenda of this administration.
He said ” Nasarawa State is very significant in terms of the development of mineral sector and we are putting the mechanisms together, we are crossing the Ts and dotting the iIs to make sure that the nation derive maximum benefits from this God given gift of minerals that are in abundance in Nigeria.
“We are going to harness and utilize efficiently effectively and proficiently to ensure that Nigeria really expends the resources also judiciously from solid minerals. That is the next petroleum of Nigeria.” The Minister stated.
Speaking earlier, the Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule said he was very pleased that Mr Dele Alake is the Minister of a Ministry that means more than anything to Nasarawa State.
Engr. Sule further enthused that he regarded Mr Alake’s appointment as a win win situation for the entire nation.