Africa’s richest business tycoon, Dangote, is set to commence mining of gold and iron ore.
The Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office on Monday, January 19, released a statement, disclosing that six foreign mining companies and Dangote Group of Companies would flag off mining gold, iron ore, coal and lead/zinc in 2015.
According to the Director-General of the Office, Mohammed Amate, who made the disclosure in an interview with journalists in Abuja, the companies include; Kogi Mines Ltd, Segilola Nig. Ltd, Mines Geotechniques Nig. Ltd, Northern Numero Resources Ltd, West African Polaris Investment Ltd. and Tongyi Allied and Mineral Services Ltd.
Amate also added that the Dangote group would commence coal mining in Kogi and Benue states respectively.