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Kabba-Bunu LGA Caretaker Chairman Promises Collaboration with Nigerian Geological Survey Agency


The Caretaker Chairman of Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area in Kogi State, Barr. Zacchaeus Dare Michael has promised to collaborate with the Federal Government through the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) at carrying out geological mapping and mineral evaluation within the Ayegunle Igun it’s environs.

Barr. Dare made the promise when he received the NGSA Team of Geoscientists in Kabba in the Western Senatorial District of the State.

Represented by the Local Government Secretary, Hon. Oyenibi Omojola Sunday (Ajon), the Caretaker Chairman emphasized that the only way the present administration can fulfil its promise to provide fifty million jobs to her citizens especially the teeming youth, is through the industrialization of all sectors of the economy, especially Mining and Steel Development.

A statement by the Special Adviser on New Media to the Caretaker Chairman Comr. Omofa John, explained that Hon. Michael stressed that Kogi State is recognised as having one of Nigeria’s largest Solid Minerals deposits in the Country, assuring that the Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo led administration will do all things possible to ensure they are harnessed for the benefit of all.

Hon. Zacchaeus Dare Michael appreciated the Team for her efforts so far at carrying out her duties, expressing optimism that their efforts will no doubt, go a long way at yielding positive results.

The Team of the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), led by Engr. Umaru Bature said the Agency is a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development with the statutory role of providing relevant and up-to-date geosciences information necessary for economic development of Nigeria.

He noted that the Agency’s role is inline with the federal government’s economic diversification policy under the “Renewed Hope Agenda”, aimed at carrying out detailed geological investigations, including analytical and laboratory works, photo geology and other interpretations, core drilling, well-logging, geo-statistics and other mineral calculations as estimations, and valuation.

He also pointed out that the Agency is to promote the search for and exploitation of minerals in Nigeria by developing a comprehensive and integrated collection and dissemination of knowledge of geology, geo-chemistry, geophysics, engineering geology, economic geology, geochronology, marine geology and geomagnetism.

As the Tinubu-led administration remains poised to diversify the economy through the solid minerals sector, the NGSA, the Agency disclosed geological mapping of Ayegunle 1:100,000 sheet 226 in Kogi State.

Engr. Umar explained that with the Map, Nigeria is at par with her counterparts across the world as Mineral Exploration in the Country has been made easier.

He further stated that investors would be more attracted to the Nigerian solid minerals sector as the map would be a guide to their activities and enhance their operation on exploration and exploitation.

He said it is important to provide vital information needed to allow people to come into the sector, stressing that data is a continuous processing and NGSA will keep on generating data.

Engr. Umaru expressed satisfaction with the Caretaker Chairman’s willingness to collaborate with the NGSA, stressing that the support of State Governors was pivotal to the Agency’s ability to fulfill its geological mapping and mineral evaluation mandate for state-level industrial development.

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