Kebbi Governor woos investors, inspects mining sites
Kebbi State Governor, Nasir Idris has inspected mining sites at Warrah and Birnin Yauri in Ngaski and Yauri Local Government Areas of the state respectively.
Speaking on the sideline of inspection tour on Saturday, the Governor said that the tour was part of efforts to revive mining activities in the respective areas apart from diversifying the revenue base of the state.
He noted with satisfaction that Kebbi State had multiple sources of revenue beside farming, yet, it remained one of the major and giant contributor to national food security.
In a press release issued by
Ahmed Idris, Chief Press Secretary to Kebbi State Governor, assured that his government was ready to support mining activities in all ramification to make it more formal, more attractive and more interesting to not only miners but also to potential investors.
The Governor said: “The present administration is ready to holistically revive mining activities in the state to attract investors and also boost the internally generated revenue of the state.
“I want to use this medium to charge the youth engaged in the mining activities to be law abiding and to ensure that any new comer to the area is identified by community leaders to avoid any criminal tendencies.”
Conducting the Governor round the area, the Chairman, Ngaski local Government, Alhaji Abdullahi Buhari Warrah said that mining activities had been on in the areas for a very long time, however, saying that some miners had abandoned the business.
The chairman expressed delight that the new administration under Kauran Gwandu was ready to revive and formalise the business in the areas.
Buhari-Warrah assured the Governor that the council was ready to extend all the necessary support to what he described as gigantic efforts to diversify the state’s IGR.
Those in attendance are Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Yakubu Bala Tafida, Hon. Commissioner of Finance Alhaji Abubakar Chika, Commissioner of Solid Minerals and Mine Development Haliru Mohammed Wasagu, Permanent secretary Ministry of Environmente Kuderate Shuaibu, Special Adviser on Mine, Chairmen Yauri and shanga Local Governments