Bello charges community over iron ore firm, as Kogi partners Bank of Infrastructure

AS private investors begin the running of the National Iron Oil Mining Company (NIOMCO) in Itakpe, Kogi state, the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has appealed to the communities hosting the project to support and cooperate with the investors to enable them bring life back into the company.

Apart from this, the governor said the state would partner with the Bank of Infrastructure for the development and rehabilitation of the infrastructural facilities in the state.

The governor, who said this on  Friday after a meeting with the management of Global Holding Infrastructure Company Limited, said the organisation was expected to take charge of the Itakpe mine field and Ajabanoku mine field serving the mining company.

According to him, all arrangements had been concluded to ensure that the company commenced operations and embark on due diligence on August 2.