The Sokoto State Government has committed to ensuring sustainable development in the urban and rural areas of the state.
Aminu Tambuwal This was disclosed by Prof. Bashir Garba, Secretary to the Sokoto State Government who represented Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto State at a two-day stakeholder’s sensitisation workshop in the mining sector for the North West geo-political zone on Wednesday in Sokoto.
He assured that the solid mineral developmental fund would support the stakeholders to ensure that solid minerals in the state were well utilised.
Hajia Hadiza Goni, Acting Secretary, Solid Minerals Development Fund, said that the development of the mining sector had been one of the key change priorities of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for economic diversification and growth. She further explained that before the discovery of oil in commercial quantity in Nigeria, mining sector was the mainstay of the economy and one of the major sources of revenue generation.
According to her, in approximately 45 years decline of the country’s mining sector, we have been unable to articulate a framework upon which the sector would viably stand and operate which has made the country miss out on various opportunities to capitalize on the up-surging of commodity process
The Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development had identified 45 different solid mineral types across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.