• June 14, 2021

FG’s Working On Better Procedures, Regulations In Solid Minerals Sector

=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === There’s an  urgent need to improve procedures, documentation and regulations in the solid mineral sector, according to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, who said that this had become expedient, consequent to the current global economic upheavals brought about by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside  the vagaries in the global oil market.

The minister said this in Abuja while delivering a keynote address at a stakeholders’ consultative forum on the draft mineral export guidelines, procedures and documentation requirements, explaining that the effort to put in place guidelines, procedures and documentation requirements for the solid minerals sector is another of such deliberate federal government policy measure to develop its monumental mining potential and minimising dependence on oil as the nation continues her drive towards a progressively diversified economic base.

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She pointed out that streamlining the operations of the solid minerals sector would help guarantee proper regulation of the sector and promote the deployment of appropriate technology/expertise to determine the quantity and value of minerals mined and exported.

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