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The Ministry of Steel and Mining Development, has denied claims that it spent N700 million in building a website.



The Minster, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, in a statement issued on Sunday by Mohammed Abbas, the Permanent Secretary said it had become necessary to address the misrepresentation and to set the records straight.

He also said It was disingenuous of anyone to reinvent and reduce all of these into an expenditure on a website.

According to him, the the Ministry had acquired with the said money an integrated IT infrastructure which comprises two Data Centres, an off-site recovery centre, civil and environmental works on the Centres, running of the Centres till end of first quarter 2018, training of over 225 officials locally and internationally amongst other cost components of the entire infrastructure and programme.

He said, “when the Minister led other officials of the ministry and sectoral stakeholders to unveil the IT Integrated Automation & Interactive Solid Minerals Portal (IAISMP), was in fulfillment of one of the short-term pledges listed in the ministry roadmap”.

“These assets formed the critical pillars of agenda to reform the mining and minerals sector, particularly as a key step towards the vision to lead the sector to shared mining prosperity where it makes a significant contributions to GDP in the country”.

“In realising aspects of this project as a turnkey solution, we have been careful to follow all laid down processes. Since the cost of implementing the project is above ministerial limits, we sought and obtained the concurrence of the Federal Executive Council after a detailed presentation in January 2017”.

“It is most important to state that acquired IT infrastructure, in all its ramifications, is an enabler of the serious work at repositioning the sector.

“We have done repeated due diligence to ensure that the implementation of the project does not only meet expected design but also fits into globally recognised systems and further help us to place our jurisdiction on the mining map. A phased approach has been adopted, with incremental deliverables which should be fully completed by end of first quarter of 2018.

When at the launch of the portal disclosed that the ministry spent N700 million to develop an Integrated Automation and Interactive GIS Web Portal to improve ‘Ease-of-Doing-Business’ in the mining sector.

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  1. All this lies are enough not to vote for your party APC any more;DO you think Nigerians are fools.

    I quote you : Fayemi said “the portal is a cutting edge initiative that leveraged technology for the innovation, efficiency and effectiveness in the mineral sector governance.”

    “The overall objective of the project is to increase provision of reliable information and knowledge, to enhance promotion of investments in the sector, using the technology-driven innovation and to increase the sector’s GDP.

    “The portal was designed for mining investors to perform business processes such as online mining licences and mineral titles applications, online payment of royalties and fees, database for revenue drive and to block revenue leakages.

    “The portal is credible and provides timely information about the mining sector, performs and responds to online queries, business intelligence/analytics, reports and statistical data generation.

    “Mining investors could view all existing mining titles and track them anywhere in the world through the portal, access all agencies information, global mining news, live chat and document library, among others.

    “Lists of mining operators with valid licences and related minerals trade on private mineral buying centre and renewal of private mineral buying centres could also be accessed through the portal.”

    According to the minister, “the portal is designed to serve as an input and decision support system to other entities of government MDAs.”

    “We have spent about N700 million to develop this Integrated Automation and Interactive Geo Information Systems (GIS) Web Portal to improve ‘Ease-of-Doing-Business’ in the mining sector.

    Today you are saying a different thing. Front and Back Governance

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  2. You and the minister should be fired. Authority Steeling is worst than Armed Robbery.

    Your Quote perm sec: Mohammed Abbas, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, sought the support of the Ministry of Communication to assist with experts that would manage the portal effectively.

    You where the one that rounded up the discussion on this web site been built with 700 million but today now its a new story:
    the Ministry had acquired with the said money an integrated IT infrastructure which comprises two Data Centres, an off-site recovery centre, civil and environmental works on the Centres, running of the Centres till end of first quarter 2018, training of over 225 officials locally and internationally amongst other cost components of the entire infrastructure and programme.

    You are all rotten eggs in this administration.

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  3. Ogah you said u built a web portal for 700m on the 10th November 2017 but today 12th Nov,2017 you said you did not said so and the money was expended for integrated IT infrastructure which comprises two Data Centres, an off-site recovery centre, civil and environmental works on the Centres, running of the Centres till end of first quarter 2018, training of over 225 officials locally and internationally amongst other cost components of the entire infrastructure and programme.

    If you are lying please think God. You will not make heaven. This is how corruption is been fort in this regime. #Corruption now operates in high places in Nigeria

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