The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, in Abuja revealed that the process of refining gold, gemstones, and other mineral resources will soon begin throughout Nigeriaâ€™s six geopolitical areas.
The minister believes that enhancing the value of the nationâ€™s mineral resources will greatly contribute to the wealth and employment of Nigerians.
He also claimed that six factories were being built in the various regions to process the mineral resources that had been deposited there.
â€œWe have set out to do six regional projects and one of them is the gold souk in Kano, the North West region.
â€œBefore now, our gold was being exported in its raw form for close to nothing to foreign counter for processing and we end up buying them expensively.
â€œWe have trained people who will make jewellery and they will be resident in the plant,â€
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