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FG begins airborne geophysical survey in 19 states in September


The General Manager of the Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office, Mr Obadiah Nkom has said that the Federal Government will begin Airborne Geophysical Survey in 19 states of the Federation.

Mr. Nkom disclosed this on Friday during his visit to the acting governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe.

Nkom, who led a team from the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, said that the survey will last for eight months.

He said the Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification Project (MinDiver) is a World Bank-supported project under the ministry.

“The survey will be carried out in 119 Local Government Areas to determine accurate mineral locations using modern-day ferromagnetic mechanism.

“The key priority of the Federal Government is to enhance the diversification of the economy to a broader range of productive sector.

“The survey will enable the federal government to discover more solid minerals and promote investment in the sector and boost employment opportunities and wealth creation,” he said.

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