The Chief Executive Officer of one of the largest privately held oil exploration and production group in Nigeria, Atlas Oranto Petroleum, Prince Eze has expressed his readiness to in the solid minerals sector of Kogi state.
Eze made this known after a fruitful meeting with the Chairman of Kogi State Mineral Resources and Environmental Management Committee (MIREMCO), Hajia Hassiat Ozavize Suleiman who paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
The internationally reputed business mogul has adequately indicated interest to invest in solid mineral sector of Kogi State.
Kogi MIREMCO boss presented her host with a comprehensive list of different mineral endowments existing in commercial quantities, just as she enlightened him on various mineral titles that exist.
While explaining that her visit was in a bid to attract business interest to Kogi State’s solid minerals sector and the ample investment opportunities, Hajiya Hassiat highlighted that safety of investment in Kogi is guaranteed owing to heavy investment made by the administration of Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
“We are happy to have a young and energetic Governor in Kogi State who cannot be cajoled to compromise the welfare and security of his people.
“His firm stance against criminality of any sort has made Kogi State as one of the investment hubs in the country. This has attracted commendations from notable organizations both home and abroad even to the admiration of oppositions in the state,” she said.
Speaking further, the Chairman who highlighted the advantages of investing in Kogi State, citing the enabling business environment, revealed that diversification of the economy will be more feasible if investments are done in solid mineral sector where state governments will also enjoy 13% derivative of royalties paid by the investor to the Federal Government.
In his response, Prince Arthur Eze expressed great interest in the potential and prospect of mineral deposits in Kogi State, corroborating that investment in the sector is a great way to diversify from the present monolithic and oil-centred economy.