Diket Plang, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Employment and Productivity, has urged for the establishment of a Mining University in Jos, Plateau State. Plang made this proposition during a formal visit to the Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geo-Science located in Jos.
Being the representative of Plateau Central in the 10th National Assembly, Plang expressed that the inception of Mining University could act as a catalyst for economic progress.
Plang has advanced a bill aiming to repeal the Act that established the Institute of Mining. He asserts that if realized, the University could significantly transform the Nigerian economy. It would provide comprehensive technical services across all facets of mining engineering and related fields. Given Plateau State’s rich solid mineral resources, Plang believes Jos to be the ideal location for this institution.