By EZEKIEL DONTINNA
THE Plateau State Government, has its Ministry of Mineral Development, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Solid Unit Nigeria Limited, a foremost indigenous mining company operating in the state, investing in Lead and Zinc.
Signing the MoU yesterday in his office, the State Commissioner of Mineral Development, Hon. Jude Dakur said, “the Plateau State Government, in line with the third item of the Three Pillar Policy Thrust of His Excellency Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong’s administration (Sustainable Economic Re-birth) has taken a giant step towards economic revival by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for Joint Venture Investment in solid minerals.
“The Joint Venture (JV) agreement involves the Plateau Minerals Development Company (PMDC) Limited, the state’s Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) in mineral development and Solid Unit Nigeria Limited, the foremost indigenous mining company operating in the state for investment in lead and zinc.
“By the signing of this JV agreement, the stage is now set for Plateau State to take its rightful place as a key player in the solid minerals sub-sector where it is richly endowed and Plateau Citizens will soon witness a heightening of activities in this sub-sector with attendant employ of our teeming unemployed youth and increased revenue generation,” he highlighted.
Dakur, therefore, commended Solid Unit Nigeria Limited for the bold initiative and called on other mineral investors, both local and foreign, to borrow a leaf from it by partnering with the ministry towards taking the mineral sub-sector to next level for the benefit of all citizens.
Responding, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Solid Unit Nigeria Limited, Abdullahi Adamu Danchina thanked the Plateau State Governor for the wonderful step and prayed all the states of the federation to emulate what the Plateau State has done, promising to give the government the needed support and cooperation.