Governor Sule

BY DAVID DARI

The governor of Nasarawa State (Home of Solid Mineral), Engineer Abdullahi Sule has called on investors from across the country to key into the abundant mineral resource deposit in the state as a way creating wealth both for the state and the prospective investors.

This was contained in his goodwill message during an interactive session as part of a panel discussion at the 4th Annual Nigerian Mining Week, at the NAF Conference Centre and Suites, in Abuja, recently, which was made available to NATION’S PRIDE by his Special Assistant, Media, Mr.

Ali Abari.

Engineer Abdullahi Sule, said the Nasarawa State government is making effort to leverage on the mineral sector development as a mechanism for economic growth and sustainable development, stressing that his administration is committed to creating conducive environment for investors to harness the abundant minerals resources found in the state.

He however noted that mining investors in the state are yet to fully utilize these opportunities of the abundant mineral resources as a result of huge capital and many other challenges.

He lamented that though the state currently has over 400 mineral title holders operating in the state, less than 10 are actually carrying out mining operations. 

To this end, the governor said the state government will soon establish a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to engage a partnership with any willing mining investor that wants to do business in Nasarawa State.

The governor restated his call for the ministry and the miners association to foster closer collaboration with the states and the local government areas to examine and reposition the collection of royalties on mineral resources being paid by the operators.

Engineer Sule made case for the immediate exploration of the abundant coal reserve in Obi local government area of the state for the generation of power, as well as earning revenue.  

He used the opportunity to thank the senate president, Senator Ahmed Lawan and the 9th senate for the wisdom to appoint his immediate predecessor, Senator Al-Makura as the Senate Committee chairman on Solid Minerals.

Senator Al-Makura

The governor said he is confident that Al-Makura, who has a lot of knowledge in this area, will bring to bear his wealth of experience for the development of solid minerals, calling on the Miners Association of Nigeria to work with this senate committee for the benefit of all.

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