“We will develop the mining sector”- Tinubu assures.
The APC flag-bearer revealed this during his visit to Nassarawa State.
Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has pledged to develop the country’s mining sector if elected as president in 2023.
The party’s flag-bearer made this pledge during his campaign visit to Nassarawa state on Thursday as he was hosted by the Governor of the State, Gov. Abdullahi Sule.
According to him, the development of the mining sector would create employment opportunities for citizens of the country, which would ultimately improve their standard of living.
Tinubu stated that country is blessed with a vast majority of solid minerals which could prove sufficient in making Nigeria independent.
“Solid minerals and mining will play key roles in our campaign toward prosperity and our economic offensive against poverty and underdevelopment.
“The solid minerals sector contributed less than 1 per cent to our GDP in 2020. We need to increase this amount every year.
“My administration will develop the solid minerals sector, establish policies that will encourage investment for growth in that sector.”
He also said that his administration would forge strategic alliances with private sector investors with a proven capacity to invest in the mining sector.
“We, the APC, shall continue to stand before the Nigerian people to discuss the real issues of the day and offer insight into the policy solutions we intend to deploy to solve them. In this, we remain the best and only hope for progressive good governance in Nigeria.
“Few nations are as well-endowed as Nigeria, given our industrious, energetic population and our vast inventory of land, water and natural resources.
“Our beloved nation has abundant, commercially viable solid mineral deposits such as coal, limestone, iron ore, bitumen, lead, zinc, gold and a variety of gemstones.
“It is the obligation of government to use these gifts wisely to benefit the nation and improve the living standards of the average Nigerian,” he said.
Tinubu also added that: “We have the capacity, knowledge, intelligence to take this country to the promised land.
“I will eliminate poverty and I will break the shackle of poverty, we know how to do it. I am a promise keeper.”