The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development, (Centre LSD) has announced its readiness to convene a dialogue with Civil Society Organizations and the media on their duties to ensure that government tap into the opportunity in solid mineral to generate revenue.
According to the statement issued on Sunday by the Senior Programme Officer of Centre LSD, Amodu Lawal, the discussion will hold in Abuja on Wednesday; and it is very essential to consolidate the efforts of government in its quests to diversify into non-oil sources to generate revenue.
“Crude oil production and sale has been the major source of government revenue and now that the income is dwindling, it is important to focus attention on the solid mineral sector which has the potential to generate revenue,” he said.
He also noted that collaboration with civil society and the media at this time is necessary to deliberate on the best way the duo can participate effectively in their engagement of issues around the governance of natural resources in Nigeria.
He therefore, enjoined stakeholders in the mineral sector, concerned individuals and groups to link up and participate in the conversation via zoom.