Zamfara Govt Assures Mining Investors Of Safety, Favorable Business Environment

Dauda Lawal, the Governor of Zamfara State, provided strong assurances to both domestic and international investors on Monday, emphasizing the safety and conducive business climate for those interested in investing in the state’s rich array of solid minerals.

Zamfara State boasts control over at least 27 distinct solid minerals, including valuable resources such as gold and lithium, making it an attractive proposition for potential investors.

During a press conference held in Abuja, Governor Lawal, accompanied by Mariam Yaro, the Executive Secretary of the Investment Promotion Agency (ZIPA), urged eager investors to seize the opportunities presented by the state for prospective mining companies.

Governor Lawal addressed investors’ concerns by highlighting the comprehensive safeguards implemented by the state government to ensure the safety of investors and create a business-friendly environment. He stated, “To the best of my knowledge, Zamfara has 27 different minerals in commercial quantity. You also know that the state is abundantly endowed with agricultural produce in addition to its mineral wealth. When you consider these two vital economic factors, it becomes evident that Zamfara is a promising destination for investors.”

He further emphasized, “Therefore, those ready to invest should consider Zamfara. There is no reason to be apprehensive, as we guarantee both safety and a supportive environment. Despite challenges in other mineral-rich regions, such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where diamonds are abundant, determined individuals will always find a way to reach their desired destination when they know that mineral resources are close at hand.”

Governor Lawal revealed plans to involve approximately 300 representatives from each of the state’s 14 local government areas, who will play a pivotal role in enhancing security throughout the state. He assured that the security arrangement is robust and includes various security agencies, local vigilantes, and the active participation of citizens, all working together to protect people and their interests in the state.

Furthermore, the government is committed to empowering women in the state by actively promoting and integrating them into the mining industry. This initiative acknowledges the significant contributions of women engaged in small-scale and artisanal mining, contributing to the growth of their local economies.