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FG to partner Osun on mining development

FG to partner Osun on mining development

Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
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The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to partner Osun State Government in the development of the mining sector in the state.

It also assured the state government of its commitment to collaborate with the relevant government agencies to ensure proper exploration of the mineral resources in the state.

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, stated these during a courtesy visit to the office of the governor in Osogbo.

The Minister, who described Osun ‎as a ‘home of gold’, reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to support the state in its efforts to properly harness her mineral potentials for the development of the state in particular and the country at large.

He said government was ready to give the necessary support to Osun and Zamfara states which he described as states with the largest gold deposits in the country.

Adegbite enjoined the state government to support the Segilola Mining firm in its bid to unlock the mining potential in the state.

In his remarks, Oyetola, ‎appealed to the Federal Government to allow full participation of states in the mining sector by moving mining matters from the Exclusive List to the Concurrent List in order for states to also legislate on mining and related matters.

He advocated the full participation of states in the mining sector.

Oyetola who expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for the recognition given to the state, said there is no doubt that mining remains a major economic breakthrough to the nation’s socioeconomic quagmire.

The Hope Owena Press
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