FG Sanctions 313 Mining Companies

No fewer than 313 mining companies have been sanctioned by the Federal Government over non fulfilment of environmental obligations. Salim Salaam, the Director, Mines Environmental Compliance Department, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. Salam said that the mining operators were issued sanction …

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Collaborate with State govts, host Communities, FG urges Mining Operators

The Federal Government has urged operators in the mining sector to collaborate with state governments and the host communities in order to ensure that revenues accruing from mining activities are in consonance with government’s overall diversification plans. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, called for this synergy during his facility tour …

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FG to Support Miners Association with Equipment Leasing

The Federal Government is working on an equipment leasing scheme for the Nigeria Miners Association (NMA), in order to ensure that its members scale up their mining operations. The equipment leasing arrangement, according to the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, is in addition to financial support in the form of access …

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Expression of Interest for Bitumen to Commence by June- Fayemi

 Expression of interest by prospective investors in the country’s bitumen project would commence within the next three months, the Minister of Mines and Steel development, Dr Kayode Fayemi has disclosed. Speaking in Abeokuta, Ogun state Capital during his tour of mining sites in the state at the weekend, Dr Fayemi said government was working with …

FG Moves to Halt Export of Unprocessed Minerals- Minister

The Federal Government has commenced moves aimed at making it an offence for anyone to take unprocessed minerals out of the country. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi disclosed this in Lagos on Thursday at a Town Hall meeting with Stakeholders in the mining Sector. The Stakeholders meeting was attended by …

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