Minister’s Speech at the unveiling of IAISMP

Protocols Introduction   Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the leadership and staff of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, I welcome you all to this historic event.   I am pleased to make these few remarks at this occasion, which is the culmination of many months of extensive work by a prodigious …

EU Trains Staff of African Geological Surveys in Nigeria

The European Union has organised a EuroGeoSurvey/Organisation of African Geological Surveys PanAfGeo training workshop on Mineral Resource Assessment for officials of member countries of African Geological Surveys at the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency in Abuja. The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari, in his speech at the opening ceremony, …

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Consequently, upon the vagaries in the oil industry which has been the mainstay of the economy, the President Mohammadu Buhari administration is determinedly refocusing attention of the nation’s economic pursuit to the non-oil sectors such as agriculture and solid minerals. The previously anticipated collapse of the oil industry as a revenue earner eventually made its …

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Fayemi: FG, States, LGAs Shared N9.9bn Solid Mineral Revenue in July 2017

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development and Chairman, National Stakeholders’ Working Group (NSWG) of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (NEITI), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has stated that N9.9billion revenue generated directly from the solid mineral sector was shared by the three tiers of government in July, 2017. He said NEITI’s intervention through recommendations in …

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Mineral Processing: Fg, South Africa Sign MoU

Mintek has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigeria’s Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) to collaborate in technical research in the field of mineral processing and beneficiation to boosting capacity in Nigeria and South Africa. The MoU commits the two institutions to identify areas of research, collaborate in projects through knowledge sharing …

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FG Plans $600m Investment Fund For Solid Mineral Sector

Lagos – The Federal Government yesterday said it is planning to assemble a US$600 Million investment fund   to finance solid mineral sector as one of the drives to boost the nation’s economy. Besides, the government said it secured a US$150 million loan from the World Bank to commence the Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification (Mindiver) Project aimed at …

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Mining Cadastre Office to Revoke Mineral Titles

In line with the provisions of the Nigeria Minerals and Mining Act (NMMA) 2007, the Mining Cadastre Office (MCO) is to commence the revocation of mineral titles of defaulting holders. According to a release by the office, reasons for the planned revocation include non-payment of annual service fee, refusal to submit periodic reports, refusal to …

MMSD Set to Unveil web portal

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development is set to unveil the Integrated Automation & Interactive Solid Minerals Portal (IAISMP). The official launch of the portal is slated for Thursday, 9th November, 2017, at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel Abuja, by 9am. The Integrated Automation & Interactive Solid Minerals Portal (IAISMP) project, first of …

Mining: Ministry to Assist Niger Develop Mineral Potentials

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bawa Bwari, has assured the government and people of Niger State of the ministry’s plan to ensure the state takes full advantage of the range of opportunities now available for states to develop their huge solid mineral potentials. Bwari, who welcomed officials from the state …

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