Masari visit Minister of Mines, Present State’s Guideline For Investors
Katsina Gov’t Produce Guideline For Investors In Mineral Resources
As part of the Katsina State Government’s efforts to revive and fully utilize its large pool of mineral resources, the Katsina State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari has paid a courtesy visit to the Honorable Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Architect Olamilekan Adegbite in Abuja yesterday, 9th August, 2021.
The visit, Katsina Post learnt is also part of the state’s effort to promote the “Guideline For Investors In The Mineral Sector Of Katsina State” which was produced by the Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Resource Development.
The Governor was accompanied by the Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Resource Development, Alhaji Abdullahi Imam and Senator representing Katsina South, Senator Bello Mandiya.
While speaking, Governor Aminu Bello Masari attributed the persistent spate of insecurity bedeviling most parts of the country to the failure to fully exploit the solid mineral resources with which the nation is abundantly blessed.
According to him, the agitations for resource control and restructuring would be out of fashion when the nation’s other resources, such as solid minerals, are fully exploited and harnessed.
Governor Masari said that many youth have found a calling in criminality because of the failure to develop other sectors of the economy to keep them fully engaged in viable undertakings.
According to the Katsina State Governor, every state in the nation including Katsina State is sufficiently endowed with one mineral resource or the other, which if fully utilised, there would be sufficient engagement for the youth to render criminal activities unnecessary.
Similarly, he expressed the belief that “agitation for resource development and restructuring will all away go away with the development of the various mineral resources each state is endowed with”.
While soliciting for the cooperation of the Mines and Steel Development Ministry in assisting Katsina to harness its huge deposit of various solid minerals, the governor told the minister that his administration had provided all the necessary ground to make Katsina an investor friendly state.
In his response, the minister, Architect Olamilekan said that the Federal Government is ready to cooperate and collaborate with the State government in the development of the Mineral Sector.