N700m spent on IT infrastructure, human capital, not website – Mines

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Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Minerals

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has expressed concern over news making the rounds, especially on the social media, that it spent N700 million to create a website for the sector.

“The ministry considers it incumbent to react swiftly to this misrepresentation and to set the records straight.”

Alhaji Mohammed Abbas, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, said in a statement on Sunday that what the ministry acquired with the money was an integrated IT infrastructure comprising two Data Centres, an off-site recovery centre.

He said civil, environmental works and running of the centres till end of first quarter 2018, training of over 225 officials locally and internationally amongst others, were cost components of the entire infrastructure and programme.

”It is indeed disingenuous of anyone to reinvent and reduce all of…

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