The Katsina State Government says it will interface with financial institutions, as part of measures to raise awareness on the economic potential of effective mineral exploration in the state.
Alhaji Abdullahi Imam, Commissioner for Resource Development, said this on Monday in Katsina.
He said that the state government had adopted some strategies, including the creation of Katsina State Exploration and Mining Company to oversee mining activities in the state.
“There is also the Public Private Partnership (PPP) with registered mining companies for the exploration of mining resources in the state.
“We also interface with financial institutions to create awareness for people to engage in mining business,” he said.
The commissioner stressed the state was blessed with 37 different mineral resources across the 34 local government areas of the state, which were left untapped.
Imam said that the mineral resources included gold, manganese, feldspar, kaolin, mica, tourmaline and asbestos.