Ekiti State takes a significant step towards economic development by establishing a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Solid Minerals Development.
The state governor, Abiodun Oyebanji emphasised the state’s commitment to collaborating with the ministry to leverage its abundant solid mineral resources for wealth creation and increased employment opportunities.
During a courtesy visit to the office of the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Oladele Alake, Oyebanji underscored the importance of aligning the state with the ministry’s vision to maximise socio-economic benefits. The governor expressed his eagerness to explore opportunities presented by the ministry’s initiatives, emphasising the potential for wealth creation, job opportunities and enhanced security.
The governor highlighted the imperative for states to align with the vision, recognising the vast potential of solid minerals as the next economic frontier. He commended Alake, a native of Ekiti State, for his notable contributions to the state’s development, emphasising the attractiveness of the ministry’s vision for all states.
In response, Alake acknowledged the state’s rich endowment of both natural and mineral resources, emphasising its competitive advantage in terms of exploration and extraction costs. He affirmed the ministry’s focus on Ekiti as a key area for harnessing the solid minerals sector’s potential to contribute to the country’s gross domestic product significantly.
The collaboration between Ekiti State and the Ministry of Solid Minerals Development reflects a strategic alignment of goals, with the shared objective of driving economic growth and unlocking the immense potential of Nigeria’s solid mineral resources. The partnership is expected to bring about positive socio-economic transformation for the people of Ekiti State.