FG Releases 142.6m to Mineral, Metal Sector
Written by on March 25, 2022
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, has stated that the federal government through the Ministry has released the sum of N142.6M for the purpose of research development in the Mineral and Metal Sector.
Adegbite stated this in Abuja, Tuesday, on the occasion of the stakeholders Validation Exercise for the Research Development and Collaboration with some Nigeria Tertiary Institutions.
Adegbite named the institutions as; University of Ibadan, University of Port-Harcourt, University of Lagos, University of Jos, Ebonyi State University, Nasarawa State University, Federal University of Technology, The Kaduna Polytechnic, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University amongst others.
He added that these Tertiary Institutions, after due diligence, were carefully selected by independent faculty of five (5) erudite Professors of proven integrity who have contributed to the growth of the sector.
The Chairman of the committee, Prof. Gbenga Okunola, in his remarks thanked the ministry for giving them the privilege to serve and told the gathering that nations develop as a result of collaborative research and development and that the objective of the Steering Committee is to help achieve the whole garment of the development mantra in the mineral and metal sector through collaborative research works such as this.