As Nigerians are battling Boko Haram in the northeast, and bandits in North-west, gold has been discovered at Nassarawa State in North-central. Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, the Minister of mines and steel development, told Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State:
“Nasarawa State is the home of solid minerals in the country. We had an earlier discussion about recent discovery of precious minerals in the Nasarawa, Abuja axis.
“As you probably might be aware, we have been talking about this for a while; there is a programme we call NIMEP executed by the ministry where government has put about N15bn into exploration for minerals, one of which is gold. “We have done this exploration across the country and we have discovered a very nice track of gold deposits especially between Abuja and Nasarawa where we share borders.”