Members of the Nigerian Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council

1. His Excellency, the Acting President and Chairman of the EMT, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (Chairman) 2. Hon. Minister, Industry Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah (Vice-Chairman, Public Sector) 3. Hon. Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Aisha Abubakar (Alternate Vice-Chairman, Public Sector) 4. President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote (Vice-Chairman, Private Sector) 5. …

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Short Biographies of members of the Solid Minerals Development Fund

1) Alhaji Uba Saida Malami (Chairman), a former Commissioner for Commerce, Industries and Tourism in Nasarawa State and one time Vice President (Industries) of the Abuja Chambers of Commerce, Mines, Industries and Agriculture, has an extensive working experience in maritime, mining, public service, security and management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology …

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Minister’s Address at the Inaugural session of the Board of SMDF

Being the text of the address by Dr. Kayode Fayemi, CON Minister of Mines and Steel Development On the Occasion of the Inauguration of the Board of the Solid Minerals Development Fund Abuja, Nigeria | Wednesday, May 25, 2017 Protocols I am delighted to welcome you all to the inauguration of the newly constituted Board …

Solid Mineral Sector Doing Well…says FG report

OFFICE OF THE ACTING PRESIDENT PRESS RELEASE 2017 Q1 GDP FIGURES: Nigerian Economy Maintains Path to Recovery, with Continued Progress in Agric Plus: *Manufacturing & Non-Oil Sectors Turnaround *Increasing Reduction in Sectoral Negative Growth In an encouraging indication of a steady, even if slow progressive pace, the Nigerian economy is emerging out of recession. The …

First Northern Nigeria’s Solid minerals fair gets Stakeholders’ Support

About eight federal agencies and 12 state governments have confirmed their participation at the First Northern Nigeria Solid Minerals Fair and Workshop slated for Kaduna next week. Corporate giants on board include Bank of Industry (BoI), Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and the Nigeria …

Solid minerals: Cash-cow in dejection

The vast deposit of various solid minerals across the country is a goldmine capable of giving Nigeria the desired economic breakthrough if given all necessary attention. Within the first three months of 2017, over N1 trillion had been shared among beneficiaries of Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC). Interestingly, the large chunk of the funds was …

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Minister urges AMAC to Invest in Solid Minerals

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari says that the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) can set up investments in the solid minerals sector through the AMAC Property and Investment Company. The Minister stated this when the Chairman of AMAC, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido and his team paid him …

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NIOMCO engages Civil Defence, vigilante to secure $1bn FG facilities

THE Sole Administrator/Chief Executive of the National Iron Ore Mining Company Limited, Itakpe (NIOMCO), Mr. Bernard Ifechi Nnagha, on Thursday, said the management will soon engage the services of National Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) and local vigilance group to curb the incessant vandalism of Federal Government $1 billion NIOMCO facilities. This step, according …

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Why there were no Jobs in mining sector before now – Fayemi’s aide

O’seun Odewale, the Technical Adviser to the Minister of Mines and Steel, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has stated that the ministry has been making steady progress in the provision of jobs for the youths in the sector as promised by the All Progressives Congress government. Odewale stated this during the media immersion workshop for journalists, with …

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