From: Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina
Governor Aminu Bello Masari has inaugurated the governing board for Katsina state Exploration and Mining company Limited has been inaugurated in Katsina.
The chairman of continental Foundation Alhaji Salisu Mamman Kadandani is to serve as chairman of the Board.
Members of the board include Alhaji Abba Yusuf, the Managing Director of Katsina state Investment and property Development company, Alhaji Abdulkadir Aliyu Faskari, the chairman of Katsina state Miners Association,
Alhaji Kabir Musa Kaita, the Acting Managing Director of the company, Geologist Yahaya Iro Dansani is to serve as secretary to the Board.
In an inaugural address, Governor Aminu Bello Masari explained that the present APC administration has as it’s cardinal objective the welfare and security of the citizenry.
The Governor explained that the board was created to promote Jobs provision for the teeming youths in the state.
In this regard, he said that the solid minerals sector has a key role to play in the development of the economy and improvement of the state internally generated revenue, especially in times of economic crisis as a result of fall in the prices of crude oil caused by global health pandemic of Covid-19.
Masari revealed that the purpose of establishing state owned company is to promote the exploration and utilisation of available mineral resources in the state.