The federal government on Monday charged investors especially in the mines and steel sector to ensure that they carried along their host communities before commencing operations.
Olamilekan Adegbite, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, gave the charge when he visited the Integrated Steel Plant being built by the African Natural Resources and Mines Limited (ANRML) in Jere community, Kaduna State.
Jere is a densely populated community located in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
The minister said carrying host communities along before the commencement of operations was critical to forestall clash between such communities and investors as was being experienced in the Niger Delta region.
“My visit here today is to encourage investment in mining and steel development…