Nigeria hopeful of joining Ghana as gold producer

Nigeria is looking forward to becoming a gold producing country like Ghana.

Gold is the leading foreign exchange earner for Ghana.

The government of Nigeria recently announced the discovery of gold in the western part of the country, according to the This Day publication.

It said the country has discovered gold to the depth of 3,000 meters with an estimated two million ounces.

Nigeria’s Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke was quoted as saying, “the importance of this fantastic piece of news is probably best appreciated within the context of the knowledge  that Nigeria has gold schist belts in the western half of the country that are very similar to those of Ghana.”

Nigeria’s major exports are oil and gas.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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