On Tuesday August 4,President Muhammadu Buhari stated that aside from the boko Haram menace, that Unemployment is still a major challenge to Nigeria.
President Buhari stated this while receiving a briefing from top officials of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development led by the Permanent Secretary, Baba Umar Farouk. He warned that the government would no longer tolerate illegal mining and other improper activities that have inhibited the growth of Nigeria’s solid minerals sector.
The president who expressed dissatisfaction with the current practice of illegal mining, stated that it had jeopardized many job opportunities. He added that the mines and steel sector was significant in the diversification of the economy project.