Abuja — The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has revealed in its recently-released 2018 Audit Report for the solid minerals sector that Dangote Cement Plc dominated activities in minerals produced by companies in the country.
The company is followed by Lafarge Africa Plc, NEITI said in the report.
According to the report, while Dangote Cement accounted for 46.38 per cent of minerals produced by companies, Lafarge Africa was responsible for 10.84 per cent of the minerals.
NEITI also said Ogun State led other states of the federation in solid minerals production in the year as most of the mining activities in the country in the year under review took place in the state.
The state accounted for 12.66 million metric tons of solid minerals produced in the country during the year, representing 27.13 per cent of the total national production.
Ogun was followed by Kogi and Benue states, accounting for 22.88 per cent and 10.10 per cent respectively.
NEITI, in the statement, said 46.68 million metric tons of minerals valued at N47.87 billion were produced in Nigeria during the period under review, but, noted that the production data was based on minerals either used or sold during the year.
It said a breakdown of the production volumes showed that limestone and granite accounted for about 80 per cent of the total minerals produced, with limestone contributed 54.85 per cent, while granite accounted for 23.88 per cent of the minerals.