‘No governor wants direct control of solid minerals’

The Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule, has said that no state governor wants to change the ownership of solid minerals, which is the exclusive preserve of the Federal Government. He made this known while playing host to the Minister of Steel and Mines Development, Architect Olamilekan Adegbite, who was on a courtesy call at the Lafia Government House. “We want it to remain the way it is – under the control of the Federal Government. And that’s the same way all my colleagues, I strongly believe, feel, but we just need to know what is happening,” he said. Governor Sule said the state could not continue to claim to be the ‘Home of Solid Minerals’ without knowing what’s happening in the solid minerals industry.