The Managing Director, Kaduna Mining Development Company Limited, Dr. Mohammed Sani, has said that Kaduna State would be the first to produce liquid steel for industrial development in the continent.
According to him, work on the steel company was in top gear for completion whereby industries in need of it would come for patronage.
He also disclosed that there were large quantities of mineral resources that would be specifically for construction industries, citing such mineral deposits as granite, laterite and “whatever you can think of that are useful in construction industries.”
The managing director who stated this while delivering a paper at the 7th edition of Kaduna Investment Submit with the theme, ‘Building a Resilient Economy,’ said of the mineral deposits in the state, gemstone was the best in the world.
While wooing investors to the state, Sani said, there are licenses which cover areas of different minerals such as granite, laterite, gold, tin, columbite, tantalite, iron, manganese, garnet, beryllium, nickel, platinum, cobalt, lithium, among others.
He said, “Kaduna state is going to be the first in Africa to produce liquid steel. Works on completion of the industry is in top gear and once completed, those companies in need of it will patronise the state.
“We also have mineral deposits which are useful in construction industries. These include granite, laterite and whatever mineral you can think of that are necessary in construction industries.
“We are calling on investors, 100s of them looking for where to invest in mineral deposits, to come to Kaduna because the state is a place to invest in mineral exploration business.
“Kaduna is healthy for business opportunities because we have deliberate policies and massive infrastructures to help business development.”