Federal Government opens a new mining exploration site in Suleja.

Federal Government has officially opened a new mining exploration site at Kuchiko Camp in Suleja, Niger State.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Mining Minister, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, noted that the project is aimed at addressing one of the key challenges in the development of the solid minerals sector, which he ascribed to absence of bankable data.

Bwari said the project is part of the National Integrated Mineral Exploration Project which is costing government N15 billion, making it the biggest exploration activity of its kind embarked upon by his ministry. Director General of the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency, Dr Abdulrazaq Garba, commended government effort in carrying out the exercise despite dwindling revenues.

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