Safer Mining Practice: FG opens talks with Australia

The Federal Government has opened discussion with the Australian government on safer mining practice in the country’s minerals sector. The discussion is aimed at getting the support of the Australian government in the area of environmental safety and safety of miners, as government focuses attention on the mining sector in its economic diversification and job …

Federal Government in Support of Steel Products Export

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has restated  government’s support to steel companies in the country to enable them meet both local demand and exportation of their products. Dr Fayemi disclosed this on Thursday during facility tours of the African Foundries Limited (AFL), in Ogijo Local Government Area in Ogun State, and …

Federal Government Partners South Africa on Mining

As a follow up to the South African President’s State visit to Nigeria and the delegation led by Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to South Africa, the government of the two countries have commenced discussions on practical areas of cooperation in the mining sector. The Minister of State for Solid Minerals Development, …

NIGERIA AND SOUTH AFRICA: FORGING BONDS OF MUTUAL PROSPERITY IN MINING

The recent state visit to Nigeria by President Jacob Zuma marked the beginning of a new chapter in relations between Nigeria and South Africa. Both countries have shared a sometimes turbulent history; we have also at different times reveled in the joy of aligned moral purpose – at some point towards the dismantling of apartheid, …

Fayemi greets Muslims at Ramadan

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated Muslims in Ekiti State and Nigeria in general as they commence another season of Ramadan. Dr Fayemi said , in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, that Ramadan remains the holiest of all months in the Islamic calendar, adding …