From Godwin Tsa, Abuja

The Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule has commended a mining company, Hasetins Commodities Limited for constructing roads and digging boreholes to communities within its area of operation.

Governor Sule gave the commendation during the inauguration of the commencement of work on roads and boreholes in Uke, Karu Local Government Area of the state. The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Environment and Solid Minerals, Kwanta Yakubu, said the projects being executed for the communities are in line with the state government’s seven-point agenda and President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda to touch the lives of rural dwellers.

“I want to commend them because this is the kind of investment and industrialisation that we are looking for; they are not only building facilities, they are engaging about 80 per cent of our indigenes. We will be visiting and inspecting the project to support it,” he said.

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Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of Hasetins Commodities Ltd, Peter Butt said the company decided to bring a different approach to its engagement with host communities of solid minerals with an engagement that ensures both sides benefit.

“We will train people, employ and engage them. We will build roads to enable farmers, traders to have access to markets. Nigeria has the second lowest life expectancy at 52 years, which is caused by 56 deaths per 1000 births.

This is due to poor drinking water and we will drill boreholes to get clean drinking water to the communities,” Butt said.

Welcoming the mining firm, the Sarkin Uke, His Highness Ahmed Abdullahi pledged the maximum support and cooperation of the community towards the achievement of the objectives of the investment.


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