A bill for the establishment of School of Mines and Geological studies to be located in Guyuk Local Government area of Adamawa state, has scaled through the first reading on the floor of Nigeria’s senate.
Senator Binos Yaroe, representing Adamawa Southern Senatorial zone sponsored the bill on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
The bill tagged ” Senate Bill: 267″ seeks to establish School of Mines and Geological Studies, in addition to setting up the much talked about Guyuk Cement Factory, which has been earmarked for establishment about three decades ago.
While contract for the establishment of this project was reportedly drawn up and awarded to an American consortium, Harold Franchio to set up the Guyuk Cement exploration factory in 1992/93, yet the project had remained moribund and abandoned.
The proposed School of Mines and Geological Studies when established, will pave way for the twin purpose of realisation of setting up a factory for the exploration of cement and other mineral resources which is said to be one of the main economic potentials that abound in the Southern Senatorial District of Adamawa.
Both the School of Mines and Geological Studies,and the Cement Factory, would also create jobs and boost the revenue base of the area, and maximise industrial development of the state as a whole.
It could be recalled, that Distinguished Senator Yaroe dropped news of his intention to sponsor a bill for the establishment of School of Mines and Geological Studies in Guyuk this month, when he hosted Newsmen in Ganye Local Government, at the end of a 4- day ‘Free Medical Outreach’ to his constituents last January.