It was all cheers at the National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency when the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite visited its headquarters in Kaduna for a maiden facility tour.
The Hon. Minister was immediately led on a tour of the agency’s facilities and equipment, ranging from heavy-duty mobile equipment like drilling rigs and towing vans to heavy lifters. There was also a tour of the laboratories, including the State-of-the-art Scan Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray Diffractometer (XRD) and X-ray Fluorescent (XRF).
Also visited were the sampling preparation unit of the agency, among other laboratories.
During a brief reception after the tour, the Minister- surprised at the level of preparedness of the agency- commended the management and staff for their doggedness and professionalism over the years. He further appreciated the agency for establishing its relevance and surpassing expectations in both the steel industry and the field of geosciences.
Director General of NSRMEA, Engr. (Dr) Umar A. Hassan expressed deep appreciation to the Minister for the visit and his continued support towards actualising the mandate of the agency and, by extension, the sector.