WB 2 Minister of State for Solid Minerals, Abubakar Bwari; Minister for Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Country Director, World Bank, Mr Rachid Benmessaoud; with the Bank?s Country Program Coordinator, Indira Konjhodvic, during a visit by the World Bank team to the minister in Abuja?on Friday
L-R: Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi, with the World Bank Country Director, Mr Rachid Benmessaoud, during a visit by the World Bank team to the Minister in Abuja...on Friday
Earlier, Benmessaoud , who hailed the excellent relationship between the financial institution and the government of Ekiti, during Fayemi's tenure, said the team was delighted to work with the minister in his new assignment.
stated that the bank was mindful of President Buhari's emphasis on Agriculture and Solid Minerals as two critical sectors that could boost revenue generation and create jobs for the citizens.
who lauded the administration's plan to diversify the economy through solid minerals development, however said that the expected revenue may not be realised immediately.
"But the foundation must be laid now", he
said, adding that the situation calls for a creative approach.