The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries

Transparency Initiative, NEITI, Waziri Adio, says the solid mineral

sector, though not being tapped to its fullest, has the potential to grow

Nigeria’s economy, create jobs and address a number of social issues.

Adio made this known at the launch of a report designed to enhance the

contribution of the solid minerals sector to Nigeria’s revenue and Gross

Domestic Product, in Abuja.

The report is tagged ‘Improving Transparency and Governance in

Nigeria’s Mining Sector,’

According to him, NEITI, in launching the report, is seeing how it can

bring on board, what needs to be done and how it should be done.

He added that NEITI wanted to go beyond audits and do things that

would impact lives of the citizenry.

Presenting the report, the Editorial Consultant and Professor of Geology,

University of Ibadan, Gbenga Okunlola, said that in comparison with

other countries with similar potential, Nigeria’s mining sector was still

largely underdeveloped.

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