22 April 2021 By Georgina Humphrey
The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development says the nation’s solid minerals will boost industralisation and national development
The Minister of State, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah stated this when he hosted Participants of Executive Course 43 of the National Institute For Policy And Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru who were on a study visit to the ministry in Abuja.
Dr. Ogah stressed that the Federal Government aimed at strengthening the sector for Economic Development
that will lead to wealth creation, massive job opportunities, diversification and poverty reduction.
He explained that the government intend unlocking the economic potential of the Mineral and Metal sector to ensure sustainable growth for the peace and prosperity of Nigerians.
Ogah pointed out that the Ministry is currently wielding a Presidential directive to take a leading role in the diversification of the nation’s economy.
The Minister noted that it was remarkable and auspicious to have such an institution like NIPSS visit the Ministry to understudy the sector for purposeful interactive dialogue on policy formulation and implementation strategies for development of Nigerian Mineral resources for National Development.
Speaking also the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade stated that the ministry would work with all stakeholders and development Partners such as the NIPSS to develop the industry.
Dr. Akinlade appealed to the strategic team to proffer solutions that will give the ministry’s management ideas on the way further to address the challenges confronting the sector.
In his remark, the Head of the delegation of the Management and Senior Executive Course 43 Participants of the National Institute For Policy And Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Professor Audu Gambo, said the team was in the Ministry to study areas of development, achievement, challenges and collaboration.