Oyo State Government said it has granted permission for the geological exploration of Talc (Talcum Powder) and other mineral resources in some parts of the state.
Special Adviser to the state Governori on Solid Minerals, Hon. Mathew Oyedokun made this declaration during a week-long inspection and landmark survey at Ilero Area of the state.
According to him, the inspection was to determine the quantity and quality of Talc Mineral resources available for exploration in the area.
Oyedokun said that the exercise will enable the state government create a data bank of all the mineral resources deposited in the Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa zones of the state as well as enable both local and foreign investors access them.
He said that the state is making pragmatic efforts to ensure that the environment is attractive to investors, stressing that the state government is ready to explore its mineral resources to generate revenue to further develop the state.
He appealed to stakeholders, community leaders and the general public to cooperate with the state government in creating the enabling environment for the government officials as well as investors.