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Solid Minerals Development Fund gets board chair, members


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja approved the constitution of the Board of Solid Minerals Development Fund.

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A statement by the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Mohammed Abbas, said the president charged the seven-member board to carry out its duties diligently.

Mr Abbas said the board had Uba Malami from Nasarawa State, a geologist and former vice president of the Abuja Chambers of Commerce, as chairman.

Members of the board are Demola Gbadegesin, a mining investor and electrical engineer from Oyo State, and Theo Iseghohi, managing director of Nishan Industries Limited, who hails from Edo.

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Other members are Samuel Eze, an accountant and former banker from Ebonyi State; Fatima Shinkafi, a chemist from Zamfara; Uwatt Bassey Uwatt from Akwa Ibom and Yinka Mubarak.

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