Zulum appoints new DG for Borno Mining Agency

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By Yakubu Uba

Maiduguri:  Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the appointment of Malam Aminu Chamalwa, as the Director-General of the newly created Borno State Mining Agency (BOSMA).

This is contained in a statement in Maiduguri by the Commissioner for Information and Internal Security, Prof. Usman Tar.

The appointment, the government said, is with immediate effect.

Chamalwa, who is a geologist is expected to bring his over 35 years of cognate experience in civil service to the job.

“The governor urged the newly appointed DG to justify the confidence reposed in him, and work assiduously to reposition the mining sector in Born,” Tar said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Chamalwa, a native of Biu Local Government Area, previously served as the Deputy Director (Hydrology) at the Borno Ministry of Water Resources from 2009-2018 and most recently as the Director of Planning, Research, and Statistics at the same ministry.

A geologist by training, Chamalwa earned his degree in Geology from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 1996.

He is a member of the National Association of Hydrogeologists (MNAH) and the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS).

NAN reports that Borno has Feldspar, Limestone, Kaolin, Clay, Potash, Iron-Ore, Natural Salt, Quartz, Magnetite, Diatomite, Trona, Mica, Silica Sand, Gypsum, Granite Chips, Flutters Earth and Uranium. (NAN)

 

Biola Lawal

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