The Federal Government says its bitumen reserve of 42.74 billion metric tonnes will soon undergo concession to solve over- reliance on imported bitumen for domestic road construction.
Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, made this known while briefing newsmen on the concession of delineated bitumen blocks on Monday in Abuja.
Adegbite said that the concession of the bitumen became imperative as Nigeria ranks sixth in the world in terms of reserve size, but still depends on importation for the construction of its roads among others…
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