The federal government has granted the Cross River government licence for the exploration of all solid minerals in the state.
The approval of the license by the federal government now gives the state government the power to explore it’s rich mineral resources.
Receiving the certificate issued by the federal Ministry of solid minerals at the exco Chambers of government house Calabar, State governor, Ben Ayade said with the certificate, there will be limitless opportunities for youths of Cross River State.
On his part, the state Commissioner for solid Minerals, George Ben-Etchi said the richly endowed solid minerals in Obudu, Akampa, Boki and other parts of the state will be a blessing to the people and government of Cross River State.
Our correspondent reports that over twenty eight different mineral resources can be found in Cross Rivers State including limestone.