Arch. Olamilekan Adegbite has called for greater collaboration between the Ministry and other relevant sister agencies in order to clean up and grow the mining and steel sector for increased national wealth and long-term development.
On Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 in Abuja, the Minister made this statement at a Sensitization Workshop organized by the Ministry for Officers of Anti-Corruption Agencies and Selected Security Establishments on the Ministry’s and its Agencies’ functions in order to promote understanding and cordial working relationships.
Adegbite stated that as Agencies of the Federal Government, MMSD and other MDAs are bound by a broad common objective of achieving good governance for the country through the promotion of security, favourable work environment, prosperity and welfare to Nigerians, that would promote and attract investment potentials within the country.
He, however, noted that as the Ministry strive to deliver on its mandate, it behoves on all sister agencies, whose responsibilities are interwoven with the Ministry’s to play their role in ensuring that the enabling environment required for the Mines and Steel Sector to thrive is created and safeguarded, saying, agencies of government can not afford to work at cross-purpose.
In his remarks, the Minister of State Mines and Steel Development Dr.Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, stated that the workshop could not have come at a better time as it would afford critical stakeholders in the Mines and Steel Sector the opportunity of strategic engagement to forge mutual understanding and harmonious working relationship for the development of the sector.
According to him in a statement made available to newsmen by the Head, Press & Public Relations Department Etore Efiom Thomas
Stated that , the synergy and collaboration would assist the Ministry in harnessing the enormous potentials in the mining sector for employment generation and wealth creation which will expand the revenue base of the nation’s economy.
In welcome address, the Permanent Secretary Dr (Mrs) Oluwatoyin Akinlade, while noting that the goal of the workshop is to build mutual understanding and amicable work relations between the Ministry and Agencies for the collective success in harnessing the potentials in the Mining Sector. She thereafter, solicited for greater solidarity and support, adding that the Ministry is willing to work with the agencies on ideas and programmes that are in consonance with the Ministry’s vision and mandate.