Just In: FG to establish Gold processing cluster in Kogi

The Federal Government is set to establish Gold Processing Cluster in Kogi State, as part of its solid mineral development


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Just In: FG to establish Gold processing cluster in Kogi
Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade (left) & Yahaya Bello

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The Federal Government is set to establish Gold Processing Cluster in Kogi State, as part of its solid mineral development and job creation policy, Fresh Angle International can report. 

 

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, made the disclosure today, Monday February 22, during her courtesy visit to Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.

 

Dr. Akinlade, stated that Kogi was selected for the North-Central Zone, owing to the abundant mineral resources in the state.

 

She disclosed that the state was blessed with all kinds of mineral resources, which the government and the people need to take advantage to create wealth for the people. 

 

"Establishment of gold processing plant as well as other facilities that will help local miners in the state, will help in boosting the state and nation's economies as well as job and wealth creation. The project is to be sited in Mopa Muro Local Government Area of the state", she said. 

 

Responding, the State Governor, Yahaya Bello, commended the Federal Government for showing interest in solid minerals development in the country and particularly in Kogi, noting that the state is home to all kinds of solid minerals, even as he called for more investment in the development of the Nation’s steel sector.

 

Bello, noted that the setting up of Gold Processing Cluster in Kogi, will again drive more investors into the state, which according to him will surpass investment inflow into the state in the last quarter of the year 2020, when Kogi recorded highest investment inflow in the country. 

 

The governor, assured the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development of his administration’s readiness to partner with the ministry in harnessing solid minerals in the state. 

 

He said his Deputy, Edward Onoja, who oversees the State’s Ministry of Solid Mineral, will provide the needed input, owing to his background as a Geo-miner.



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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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