Plateau State Ministry Of Mineral Development

In 2009, Ministry of Mineral Special Duties to Ministry of Mineral Develpment Its creation was mandated the need for Plateau State Government to attract both local and foreign investors of solid minerals to exploit the natural resources retrievable through mining activities on the Plateau.

The Ministry of Mineral Development seeks also to reclaimed over 4,000 mining disturbances scattered in Plateau State soley for economic purposes which will boost the growth and development of Plateau State. In a bid to avoid legitimation crises it has executed the following projects in Plateau State and they include;

  • Formation of the Plateau Mineral Development Company as an Investment arm of the Ministry.
  • Construction of a Mineral Museum and Tin Mining Library including Lapidary Workshop.
  • Categorization of Mine disturbances for various applications e.g. Resorts, Water, Reservoirs etc.
  • Mineral survey of the whole state.
  • Feasibility studies on the viability of some Mineral projects.
  • Training of 45 Plateau Youths in the art of gem cutting and polishing.
  • Mineral survey of the whole state.
  • Acquired the abandoned Dragline at Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area aimed at developing the site into an Outdoor-field Museum in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism

However, the Ministry has eyes on the following projects to be executed. These projects are below;

  • Acquisition of lease in favorable geologic environment for different minerals.
  • Detailed exploration of some identified Minerals on the Plateau to ascertain their viability.
  • Continuous sensitization workshops to attract investors.
  • Actualization of some of the projects already proposed through different investment options (PPP, Direct Investment on Risk Bearing)
  • Offer of mineral analysis, gemstone cutting/polishing and gemological services etc.
  • Implementation of the mine disturbances categorization report.
  • Detailed radiation and geochemical studies of mined-out areas.
  • Control/reduction of illegal mining activities through the formation of cooperatives.
  • Job creation for youths in the mining sector and enhanced revenue generation.