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Adamawa State To Commence Mining Operations By December

Following calls made to diversify the economy, Adamawa State government has announced that mining operations would commence in the state by a Swiss firm at the end of the year.

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The state Commissioner of Solid Mineral Resources, Ms Shanti Shashi, made this known on Saturday in Yola at the 4th Adamawa Community Dialogue organised by an NGO.

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According to a report by theHerald the Comissioner said the Swiss firm, BTP Swiss Sovereign Asset, and the Adamawa Mining Company would be involved in the mining of seven minerals comprising diamond, gold, zinc, bitumen, barite, uranium and platinum in the state under a three-year agreement as the state has acquired 12 mineral exploration licenses from the federal government.

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