The Federal Government is to begin Airborne Geophysical Survey, AGS in 19 States of the Federation.
The General Manager Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office Obadiah Nkom made this known when he visited the Acting Governor of Kaduna state, Hadiza Balarabe.
Nkom, who led a team from the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, said that the survey will last for eight months. He noted that the Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification Project (MinDiver) is a World Bank-supported project under the ministry.
The survey will be carried out in 119 Local Government Areas to determine accurate mineral locations using modern-day ferromagnetic mechanism.
The General Manager explained that in Kaduna State, the Federal Government picked Sanga and Jama’a local government for the high -resolution airborne geographic survey and it will bring more revenue to government.
The Acting Governor, while responding, assured the team of government’s support for the success of the programme in the state.
Also contributing, the Managing Director, Kaduna Mining Development Company limited, Muhammed Usaini applauded the federal government for supporting Kaduna state to develop its potential in human resources.