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Nasarawa Signs an Agreement to Establish a Gold Mining Company

The Nasarawa State Government, Aerthmetal, and Boxmoor have entered into a tripartite agreement to establish the Uke Gold Company.

According to a statement, the strategic partnership aims to explore, develop, and produce gold mineral resources in the Uke community, promising substantial economic benefits and sustainable development.

The official signing ceremony, held in Lafia, was attended by key government officials and business leaders, including executives from Aerthmetal and Boxmoor and representatives from the host community.

The Chief Executive Officer of Aerthmetal, Mariam Yahaya-Shiru, described the partnership as a testament to the strength and potential of collaboration.

She said, “In conjunction with Boxmoor and the Nasarawa State Government, we are committed to establishing Uke Gold Company as a model of excellence in the mining sector.

“The establishment of Uke Gold Company is not merely about mining; it is about positioning Nigeria as a formidable leader in the global mining industry. We aim to set new standards in sustainability, innovation, and community engagement, showcasing Nigeria’s capabilities on the world stage.”

Additionally, the Managing Director of Nasarawa Investment, Ibrahim Abdullahi, stated, “The initiative aligns with the state’s strategy to participate in the mining sector, generate revenue, and create employment opportunities.”

The Uke Gold Company project is expected to bring numerous benefits to the region, including job creation, infrastructure development, and enhanced local business opportunities.

He stated that the initiative aimed to prioritise environmental sustainability and community involvement, ensuring that the growth was inclusive and responsible.

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