Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, the Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development, is a seasoned professional with over 35 years’ experience in architecture and construction. His tenure as a minister is already marked with the drive to resuscitate Ajaokuta Steel Complex and the development of a downstream mineral policy for the sector. He is also at the forefront of creating a thriving gold ecosystem in the country. Already, his tenure has recorded the enviable milestone of overseeing the country’s first large scale commercial gold production known as the Segilola gold project, owned by the Toronto and London Stock Exchange listed Thor Explorations Limited.
Adegbite holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (B.E.S. Arch) and a Master of Environmental Design (M.E.D. Arch) from the School of Architecture, University of Lagos. He also has a Master of Science in Construction Management (M.Sc. Constr. Mgt) from the same university.