The House of Representatives has mandated the federal government to establish a China Clay Processing Factory in Oruk Anam local government area of Akwa Ibom State in order to further diversify the nation’s economy.
The decision was reached during plenary following a motion brought before it by the Deputy Chairman Communications Committee and Member representing Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal Constituency, Unyime Idem.
Leading the debate during plenary, Idem decried a situation where a revenue generating resource like clay found in commercial quantity in Ukpom Edem Inyang, Oruk Anam LGA, is allowed to waste and at the mercy of trespassers who explore it indiscriminately.
After an extensive debate and due consideration of the motion, the House presided over by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, mandated the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development to establish a Clay Processing Factory in Oruk Anam after he asked that the title of the motion be corrected.
The House also resolved that the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development through the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency should visit the quarries in Ukpom Edem Inyang village to ascertain the level of resources available.
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