Gombe to start preliminary exploration of mineral resources

Gombe, Jan 11, 2018 (TNE) The Gombe State Government is to commence preliminary study to ascertain the types of mineral deposits in the state and their quantities.

Alh. Bakura Mohammed, Commissioner Ministry of Mines and Solid Minerals Development Gombe, said this in Gombe on Thursday.

The commissioner said that the Ministry has started receiving applications from various consultants who are interested in the job.

“We know that Gombe is blessed with abundant natural resources, but we cannot ascertain the type and quantity. The only ones we are sure of, is gypsum, limestone and coal which are being mined by Ashaka Cement Company” he said.

According to him, utilising the service of consultants is necessary because only experts can speak authoritatively, adding that before the end of the first quarter of this year, the successful consultants will commence work.

Mohammed said that the first round of the study will pave way to bring in investors.

(TNE)

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