Former Governor of Ekiti State and Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi, is set to arrive Edo today, June 22nd, for a 2 -day workshop on Solid Minerals tagged ‘Exploring the Solid Minerals potentials of Edo state’.

A statement from the office of the Chief Press Secretary to Edo State Governor revealed that the minister has been slated to chair the workshop, which, according to Governor Godwin Obaseki, will chart Edo state’s roadmap on ways to fully exploit its deposit of solid minerals and generate revenue.

Commencing with an opening ceremony at Randekhi Hotel by 5pm, the workshop will hold for two days and end by Friday, 23rd of June, 2017, during which time, stakeholders and experts will deliberate extensively on ways to make the mining sector viable for the state’s economy.

The statement read in part: “Edo state, according to research by experts, is rich in such minerals as Gold, Limestone, Marble, Gypsum, Granite and Bitumen, and has about 263 mining licences, which span a whole variety of solid minerals.”

In addition, it was revealed that Edo State is making plans to create zones through solid minerals and the minister would be driving the workshop on solid minerals.