Abuja - Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose,
has congratulated his successor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, over his appointment as
Minister of Solid Minerals in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.
He urged him to use his position for the commercial exploitation
of the abundant solid mineral resources in the state.
The governor said President Muhammadu Buhari must have
considered the need for commercial exploitation of the solid minerals spread
across towns and villages in Ekiti State before arriving at the choice of
Fayemi as Solid Minerals Minister.
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“Ekiti has solid minerals like clay kaolin, cassiterite,
tin ore, columbite, bauxite (Alluminium Ore), foundry sand and charconite
Even in Isan-Ekiti, Fayemi’s hometown, there is clay
kaolin that can be used for abrasive, plastics, ceramics ware, pharmaceuticals,
textiles, fertilizers, white tiles and insulator wares pencils,” said Fayose.
Fayose said now that the Federal Government was talking
about diversification of the economy, Fayemi should use his position to assist
Ekiti State in harnessing its solid mineral resources for the economic benefit
of the state and Nigeria.
“I therefore congratulate Fayemi for this appointment and
thank President Buhari for the appointment," said Fayose.
"It is my prayers that God, in His infinite
mercies will grant him (Fayemi) the wisdom and strength to use the new position
for the betterment of Ekiti State in particular and Nigeria in general,” Fayose
- CAJ News