A team known as MIST has been inaugurated by Dr Kayode Fayemi the minister of Mines and Steel Development. The team is tasked with implementing the ‘Road to Shared Mining Prosperity’ in Nigeria.
The North west states of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara are blessed with abundant natural minerals which are largely untapped and can greatly enhance National income.
Haj Fatima Shinkafi the Zamfara state commisioner of Commerce as well as that of Ogun state are the only members drawn from states on the 25 man team.
Also today the Minister commissioned 38 project motor vehicles which will facilitate grassroots monitoring of mining activities across the country. Artisinal/illegal mining which is rampant in the zone will be checked. Apart from regulating and creating value chains, The road map will ensure issues like the lead poisoning episode which occurred in Zamfara some years ago and other health hazards associated with mining are curbed and caught early.
Present at the event to support her sister was CEO Medicaid Radio-diagnostics Her Excellency Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu.