Intensive Three-Week Mineral Exploration Concludes in Kwara South, 150 Geologists Conduct Surveys


An intensive search of about three weeks for potential minerals deposits in Southern District of Kwara State involving Geologists from Ministries of Solid Mineral and Steel Development, Abuja was successfully completed yesterday.

With 150 experts in Geological Surveys, the exercise was largely carried out at Igbaja and Agunjin Districts in Ifelodun local government area, Oro and Ajassepo Districts in Irepodun local government area, Isin LGA as well as Offa and Oyun local government areas respectively.

A statement by the Coordinator of Joint Security Watch Movement, Kwara South District, Elder Olaitan Oyin Zubair and obtained by Just Event Online TV on Tuesday, expressed satisfaction on the performances of members of the security outfits that provided adequate protection to the teams of experts, a situation which according to him made the teams very comfortable to do their jobs perfectly without fears or hindrance.

He added that he has received reports from Abuja on the safe returns of all the 150 personnel to their various destinations.

Speaking earlier at the palace of Elese of Igbaja, one of the team leaders, Dr Bukola Adejuwon disclosed that the team of 150 experts were sent to part of Kwara State for identifications of potential minerals deposits in the quest of the Federal Government in sourcing for alternative to oil and gas dependency.

He added that the exercise was preceding aerial surveys of the mapped areas and further pointed out that their assignments included picking soil tests from those areas.

In his brief remarks during the courtesy call of the teams, the Elese of Igbaja, Oba Ahmed Babalola Awuni Arepo Iii urged government to take into considerations the welfare of communities where such minerals could be found for explorations.

He decried the situation where welfare of the people of communities with such valuable assets are made worst during exploration citing the deplorable conditions of Ajassepo/Igbaja/Okeode/Shagbe/Oreke road as a very typical bad example.

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