Solid minerals, key to economic diversification – Stakeholders

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Major industry stakeholders and some eminent Nigerians have identified the solid minerals sector as being strategic in the quest for a diversified economy in the country.

Delegates, who participated in the recent symposium of The Osasu Show in Abuja, unanimously called for the urgent diversification of the economy.

They noted that the solid minerals sector had so much potential, adding that a lot of minerals in the industry had not been adequately utilised to generate earnings for the country.

 They also called on the Federal Government to harness the potential of other sectors like manufacturing, real estate and Information and Communications Technology.

In a communiqué issued at the end of the symposium with the theme, ‘the new economy and its impact on the less privileged citizens,’ the stakeholders also took a stance on the war against corruption.

They noted that the anti-graft war should not be politically motivated and should yield result in terms of jail sentences, and not pending court cases and trials.

The symposium, which was held Abuja, had in attendance, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu; the Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, among others.

The symposium also attracted eminent individuals drawn from the academia, development organisations, private sector, multilateral agencies, media, civil society, and legislature.

Source: Punch

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