The Federal Government has so far invested about $36.5 million (N15 billion) into the National Integrated Mineral Exploration Project (NIMEP) programme, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, said yesterday.
The minister said gold had been discovered along the Abuja-Nasarawa axis through the NIMEP programme undertaken by the ministry. He added that the project, which had cost the ministry N15 billion, had generated many geoscience data that had foreign investors excited about the juicy mining prospects in the country.
Adegbite spoke during the visit of the Nasarawa State Governor, Eng. Abdullahi Sule, to the Ministry. He said the governor’s visit shouldn’t be a surprise because Nasarawa State is the home of solid minerals in the country…
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