SOLID MINERALS:NIGERIA’S TWO MOST WELL ENDOWED STATES

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Sometime in mid-June 2009, the Nigerian Television Authority News in a documentary programme dedicated to field reports on mineral deposits from different parts of the federation, the articulate Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke, then Minister of Mines and Steel Development shed more light on the amazing depth of Nigeria’s mineral resource endowment the Minister of Mines and Steel Development.  In a nutshell, here is a summary of the facts which emerged from the exclusive interview

The Nigerian Federal Government has now identified commercial deposits of a total of 37 minerals, up from 33 minerals in 2008.

As far as mineral deposits are concerned, KOGI state and next-door NASARAWA state are the most well-endowed across the entire country. A year or two ago, we made this point on here and someone actually asked me to “take am easy”(like we were exaggerating). Well, the scope has even widened since then.

Kogi state alone…

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