B. R-L; President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Bello Muhammad Matawalle accompanied by Alhaji Bashir Hadejia during the presentation of some GOLD Bars and Precious Stones from the State to the President at the State House Abuja Monday Night. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. AUGUST 24, 2020

Governor Bello Matawalle has presented gold bars and an assortment of precious stones, products of Zamfara to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The presentation was done on Monday night at the State House, Abuja.

Zamfara State has the highest gold deposits in the country.

In addition, the state is also known for eight other minerals which are in commercial quantity.

READ ALSO  Boko Haram terrorists now 'mere scavengers desperate for food' - Buhari

These are are asbestos, columbite, chronite, iron ore, manganese, marble, lithium and tantalite.

The illegal mining of the minerals has been linked to the wave of killings and banditry in the state.

Gold bars and precious stones, well packaged from Zamfara

R-L: Buhari and Matawalle check the GOLD Bars and Precious Stones from Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari and Matawalle

Photos: Sunday Aghaeze