The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has generated more than N9 billion from November 2015 till date.
The Minister of State, Alhaji Abubakar Bwari, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.
According to Bwari, said that the ministry generated N351,882,084.26 from November to December in 2015, N2,864,903,426.32 in 2016, N3,925,028,183.90 in 2017 and N2,060,441,736. 62 in 2018.
“When Dr Kayode Fayemi and I assumed duty in November 2015, we set an agenda to move the sector forward in line with President Muhammadu Buhari diversification plan and to boost the revenue of the ministry,” he said.
On success made by the sector through its budgetary allocation, he said that tremendous improvement had been recorded by the sector in the past two years.NAN recalls that in 2015, the capital appropriated for the ministry was N704 million and the amount released was N302 million