With the groundbreaking ceremonies for the construction of the Segilola Gold Mine done with, the Federal Government and mining stakeholders have unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the project, saying that it will boost the mining sector's contribution to the country's gross domestic product (GDP). Taiwo Hassan reports
Obviously, the Nigerian solid minerals sector is on the verge of a major boost. Having been relegated to the background for years, the emergence of Thor Explorations with the Segilola gold mine project in Osun State is set to redefine and explore the huge potential in the country’s gold reserve.
Indications to this fact emerged in March during the groundbreaking, which attracted eminent personalities to Iperindo where the multi-billion naira project has been sited. The event, which had the representative of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arch. Olamilekan Adegbite, the Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola and other eminent stakeholders in Nigeria's mining sector in attendance, is enough proof that Thor Explorations, owners and investors, is working in line with the present administration's agenda to diversify the country's economy from crude oil by a focus on mining, agriculture, and manufacturing…
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