As part of efforts to make as a major revenue-earner, the Federal Government plans to take over the salt development project in Ebonyi State.
This was disclosed by Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Uchechukwu Ogah when he paid a visit to the Governor of the State.
Mister Ogah said the project would be handled under the Presidential Initiative on Development of Salts and also consultants had been brought into the state to look at how its salt deposits could be developed.
The plan is to turn the salt deposits in the state into commercial quantity so as to contribute to the growth of the country’s GDP.
He adds that the plan is to collaborate with the state government to increase revenue of the Federal Government through royalty.