NBS Declares Ogun State the Highest Producer of Solid Minerals in 2018.

NBS Declares Ogun State the Highest Producer of Solid Minerals in 2018. This is How Ogun produced highest tonnes of solid minerals in 2018. In fact, Ogun State produced the highest tonnes of solid minerals in Nigeria in 2018 according to latest report of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

National Bureau of Statistics – NBS Report:

As a matter of fact, the NBS disclosed this in its State Disaggregated Mining and Quarrying Data for 2018 posted on its website. The bureau went on to say that  the state produced 16.49 million tonnes of solid minerals. According to it, this represents 30 per cent of the total tonnes of solid minerals produced in the year under review.

Other States:

Furthermore, it said Kogi and Cross River states followed closely with 15.13 million and 3.49 million tonnes of solid minerals respectively. These representing about 27 per cent and six per cent of the total tonnes of the minerals produced.

NBS Declares Ogun State the Highest Producer of Solid Minerals in 2018.

In addition, Bayelsa and Borno States produced the least tonnes of solid minerals with zero and 8,403.30 tonnes of minerals produced.

Overall, the report said a total of 55.85 million tonnes of solid minerals was produced in the country in the year under review.

NBS Declares Ogun State the Highest Producer of Solid Minerals in 2018

NBS Declares Ogun State the Highest Producer of Solid Minerals in 2018 – Major Solid Mineral:

According to the report, limestone was the most produced solid minerals in 2018 with 27.19 million tones, representing about 49 per cent of the total tonnes of minerals produced. Granite and laterite followed closely with 9.62 million and 5.07 million tonnes respectively. This is17 per cent and nine per cent of the total tonnes of minerals produced in 2018, while stressing that garnet and ruby were the least produced solid minerals in 2018.

Data for the report was supplied administratively by the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control and verified and validated by NBS. (NAN)

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