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Senator Akpabio Expresses Concern, Says Foreigners earning more from mining than Nigerians

Senate President Godswill Akpabio expressed concern on Tuesday, May 7, stating that foreigners are profiting more from mining Nigeria’s solid minerals than Nigerians themselves.

He made this observation during his speech at the opening of a three-day investigative hearing organized by the Senate Committee on Solid Minerals Development, chaired by Senator Sampson Ekong (PDP – Akwa Ibom South), in Abuja.

Akpabio highlighted the exploitation of solid minerals by foreigners, who, after reaping maximum benefits, often leave behind a trail of insecurity and challenges for the country.

He emphasized the urgent need for Nigeria to derive significant benefits from the mining sector.

The Senate President challenged stakeholders present at the event to engage in discussions regarding the challenges hindering the growth of the mining sector and to devise a way forward for the country to benefit more from its mineral resources.

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