Economy

Restoration of Igbeti Marble Industry Underway -OSSMDA

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Solid Minerals Development Agency, Mr. Abiodun Oni has stated that the marble industry in Igbeti would spring back to life within the next few months as investors have already begun to show interest in developing the industry.

He stated this after a board meeting of the Nigeria Marble Mining Company.

A statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Governor on print media, Mr Moses Alao says the board of Nigeria Marble Mining Company NMMC, was able to come up with a couple of resolutions on how to move the company forward .

Mr Oni, who explained that the investors have been engaged to a reasonable point noting that something positive would be on ground within the next quarter.

In the same vein, the representative of the Igbeti community on the board, Chief Jacob Adetoro expressed gratitude to Governor Makinde for constituting the board, adding that the step was in fulfillment of the governor’s promise during electioneering that he would turn the marble company into prosperity for the people of Igbeti and Oyo state.

The meeting was attended by some of the members of the Board, including the Oyo State Commissioner for Energy Resources, Mr. Seun Asamu, the representative of Igbeti community, Chief Jacob Adetoro, representative of the Asamu family and the Chairman of Olorunsogo Local Government, among others.

Iyabo Adebisi

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