The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, has expressed that the central government through the Ministry has delivered the amount of N142.6M with the end goal of exploration improvement in the Mineral and Metal Sector.
Adegbite expressed this in Abuja, Tuesday, on the event of the partners Validation Exercise for the Research Development and Collaboration for certain Nigeria Tertiary Institutions.
Adegbite named the foundations as; University of Ibadan, University of Port-Harcourt, University of Lagos, University of Jos, Ebonyi State University, Nasarawa State University, Federal University of Technology, The Kaduna Polytechnic, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University among others.
He added that these Tertiary Institutions, after expected level of effort, were painstakingly chosen by free personnel of five (5) intellectual Professors of demonstrated respectability who have added to the development of the area.
“The examination covers areas of Mining Engineering, Metallurgy and Mineral Processing, Geological Mapping, Industrial and Minerals Utilization/Exports and Energy Minerals.”
The Permanent Secretary, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, who was addressed by the Director Special Duties, Mr. Yisau Adepoju, said in the service’s work to revive the mining area it finds it significant to team up with this legitimate foundations to do this examination in explicit regions which is planned to open up new boondocks in the Mining area by giving the genuinely necessary information on the Nigerian Solid Mineral area support.
Akinlade added that it is satisfying that these respectable foundations have finished their works. For their discoveries to be OK, it is standard, as in some other piece of exploration work it stays just a scholastic activity until basic partners meet up to give it life to prepare towards its acknowledgment and executions. This brought about this approval practice by famous partners.
She expressed that the approval of the exploration discoveries by every one of the partners will open the possibilities and increase the value of the mining and mineral area.
The Chairman of the board of trustees, Prof. Gbenga Okunola, in his comments expressed gratitude toward the service for giving them the honor to serve and let the social affair know that countries create because of cooperative innovative work and that the goal of the Steering Committee is to assist with accomplishing the entire article of clothing of the advancement mantra in the mineral and metal area through cooperative examination works like this.