Chairmen of the newly inaugurated boards for the agencies tespectively include: Rt. Hon. Emma Bassey, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency; Dr. Yomi Finnih, National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency. Others are Barrister Sebastine Ibezim, National Metallurgical Development Agency
and Chief Godspower Okpoi Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG)
According to him, the inauguration is timely and in line with continuous efforts aimed at further strengthening the capacity of our ministry and her entities to fulfil our collective mandates of increasing the Mining sector’s contribution to our sovereign revenue, and significantly creating jobs, and broadening the range of economic opportunities available to young Nigerians.
The minister urged the Chairmen and Members of the board to embrace accountability as watch word, saying “As you join our team, you would find that as a family, we have developed a culture of transparency, accountability and inclusion in the governance of the sector.
“Our fidelity remains to the people of Nigeria, as we work towards ensuring our vast God-given mineral endowments advances the sustainable growth of the country,” he remarked.
Speaking on behalf of other members, the Board chairman of Nigerian Geographical Survey Agency Rt. Hon. Emma Bassey thanked the president for finding them worthy to serve in that capacity as a way to contribute their quota towards national development. They also promised to give the ministry of Mines and Steel development the needed cooperation towards revitalising the nation’s economy.
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