Minister of Solid Minerals development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has disclosed that many Nigerian banks will be setting up solid mineral desks before the end of the year, The Nation reports.

He made the disclosure during the week in Abuja, when council members of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), led by its President, Prof Gbenga Okunlola, paid him a courtesy visit. Special Adviser Media to the Minister, Olayinka Oyebode said that Fayemi received the assurances of the banks’ chief executives on the setting up solid minerals desks  during a recent meeting with them.

He said that the banks’ solid minerals desks, when set up, would greatly assist the sector, as investors would have access to funds and professional counselling and urged the NMGS leadership to avail the sector with expert and objective analysis of issues.