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Minister sues for cooperation to grow Nigerian mining sector

By: Luka Binniyat
The Minister of     Minesnd Steel Development, Arc. Mohammed Musa Sada last week in Abuja said that the Nigerian mineral and metal sector requires the collaboration of all sectors to grow and, that he would all reach out to them.

This declaration was made by the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Mohammed Musa Sada while receiving his counterpart, the Minister of State for Interior, Mr. Humphrey Aba in his office .This was made known in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Marshal Gundu in Abuja last week.

“We can only move forward appropriately and properly by cooperating with others in areas where we can help one another to achieve results””, said the Minister

According to him, the activities of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development are private sector_ driven and attract a lot of international expertise and investors with funds from all walks of life.

He added that that a cordial relationship needs to be established between the two Ministries and other agencies to grow the sector

According to him, a conducive environment is required for investors to come into the country to develop the mining and that he would do his best to ensure that.

The Minister assured that the two Ministries and others would continue to sustain a cordial relationship to achieve the Acting President”s desire of delivering dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

In his remark, the Minister of State for Interior, Mr. Humphrey Aba said that the purpose of his visit was to discuss areas of mutual interests and cooperation as regards the activities of the two Ministries.

Humphrey Aba said his Ministry”s activities cut across other Ministries, adding that the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development is a specialized Ministry that attracts investors from all walks of life while majority of them have to come through the Ministry of Interior for their relevant immigration documents.


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