The Federal Government has given recognition to a book, Fundamentals for Exploring the Mining Sector, stating that it will greatly enhance the development of the solid minerals sector.
The book, authored by Deinsam Dan Ogan has been described as a very resourceful document that will provide guidance for prospective investors and many others who desire to know more about the Nigerian solid mineral sector.
Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite who gave the endorsement during the presentation of the book at the headquarters of the ministry in Abuja on Tuesday, thanked the author for sharing insightful knowledge on the sector.
The minister said: ‘Having your ideas put on paper to come out with a book that is aimed at enhancing the knowledge about the sector in this way is a bold step that must be commended.’
Giving his imprimatur, the minister said: ‘I recommend the book for everyone who has mining at heart.’
In his opening remarks, the Minister of State, Dr Uchechukwu Ogah who congratulated the author said this is the best time for publishing such a book, noting that knowledge and experience would do much to facilitate the ongoing economic diversification.
The author, a geologist by profession, joined the Civil Service after receiving the nation’s gratitude as a national awardee with a presidential handshake in recognition of his outstanding performance during his NYSC service year, and has been with the Mining Cadastre Office.
Addressing newsmen after the presentation, Ogan said he wrote the book to give impetus to economic diversification as it will encourage local and foreign investors to invest in the sector.