Ministry makes milestone in mining contribution in 2020

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) recent report on the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development’s achievement is a milestone for the ministry, says the Minister, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite.
Adegbite said the ministry’s contribution to the Federal Government’s coffer in 2020 was commendable and urged staff to work harder.
The minister made this known during the 2021 Africa Public Service Day Celebration (APSD) and send-off for the ministry’s retirees on Wednesday in Abuja.
The theme for 2021 APSD is “Developing Technology to Sustain Enhanced Service Delivery in the Face of the Challenging COVID-19 Pandemic Climate”.
Adegbite said that the recent report by NEITI showed that the ministry had set a new record in terms of its contribution to the Federal Government’s purse in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The revenue from the solid minerals sector grew by 15 per cent hits N79.96 billion in 2019, the NEITI audit report revealed recently.
The 2019 audit report of the solid minerals sector by NEITI stated that revenue from the sector in 2018 was N69.47 billion.
He said this contribution would not have been possible without the efforts of all members of the ministry including its agencies and parastatals….


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