Government explains mission of low flying airplane sighted in Ekiti State

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Airborne Survey in Ekiti

This is to inform the general public that the Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification Project (MINDIVER), a World Bank assisted project under the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, has embarked on an Airborne Geophysical Survey Activity in Ekiti State.

This accounts for the presence of low flying airplane being sighted in some communities in the state. The survey is expected to bring out more details and information on the geology and mineral potentials of the State with a view to determining the mineral locations, types and their extent of availability. The method of the airborne survey involves measuring minor variations in the earth’s magnetic fields and gamma radiations in the soils. It is a passive technique that does not involve sending out any signals or sound waves into the ground and therefore remains a very safe aerial survey.

Members of the public are hereby urged to go about their daily activities without any fear as the airplane does not portend any safety or health hazard.

Akin Omole

Honourable Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation.

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