Nigeria’s first Gold refinery is set to be established by first half of 2019.This was made known by a Nigerian firm, Kian Smith Trade & Co.
A production capacity of three tonnes per month of 99.99 per cent Gold and one ton per month production of 99.99 per cent Silver is what the firm will kick off with.
At the ground breaking ceremony,the Minister of State for mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari explained that “The present administration is determined to develop the mining sector to act as a catalyst for sustainable economic growth of the country.
He confirmed this drive as keeping with his ministry mandate. He also affirmed other places in the country where supply of Gold will come from, namely; Zamfara, Kebbi, Kwara , Niger , Kaduna , Ile-Ife , and Ilesha
According to the Vice-chairman of the firm, Teriba, he said the refinery when completed, will provide more than 500,000 jobs in two years.
Represented by the Commissioner for Agriculture, Adepeju Adebajo, Governor Ibikunle Amosun acknowledged the project as being in line with his government industrialisation plan.