Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will visit Lafia, Nasarawa State, today for a town hall meeting with the mining community and other stakeholders as part of his strategic engagement with key players in the economy.
According to Bayo Onanuga, Director, Media & Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, the visit is necessary because Nasarawa is a major mining hub for many solid minerals in Nigeria.
The state has deposits of Gold, Barite, Coal, Clay, Lead-Zinc, Sault, Gemstone, Silica Sand, Iron Ore, Granite, Tantalite, Marble, Mica, Cassiterite, Limestone and Aquamarine, the statement read.
At the meeting with the mining community, Tinubu will unfold his plan to make mining a major plank of Nigeria’s economic diversification agenda as laid out in his policy document tagged ‘Action Plan for a Better Nigeria’.
Tinubu has been pitching his proposals to various stakeholders in the country since President Muhammadu Buhari launched the Action Plan on October 21. He began his direct engagement with the business community in Lagos, where he was joined by Aliko Dangote, Tony Elumelu, Jim Ovia, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Herbert Wigwe, and other top executives.
Tinubu met with farmers and agro-commodity traders in Minna on Monday, where he shared his action plan for agricultural transformation.