Mr. Dele Alake, Minister of Solid Minerals Development, said the federal government will collaborate with states to develop the country’s solid mineral resources. Alake provided the assurance when Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja on Friday.
“The ministry will collaborate with governors to maximise the country’s socioeconomic development.” “Nasarawa state is very important in terms of mineral sector development, and we are putting the mechanisms in place.”
“We want to ensure that the nation reaps the greatest benefits from this God-given gift of minerals, which are abundant in Nigeria,” Alake continued.
The minister, who termed solid minerals as Nigeria’s “next petroleum,” told the country that the riches will be harnessed and used efficiently and effectively.
Alake, on the other hand, underlined the importance of effective synergy and coordination in all aspects of mineral discovery, extraction, and resource prudent usage.
He thanked the governor for his visit and stated that collaboration between the federal and state governments will promote and bring great development to the sector.
Earlier, the governor voiced confidence in the minister’s capacity to carry out his mandate, stating that his appointment was a win-win situation for the entire country.