MMSD Sets pathway for Gemstone, Jewellery industry

Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has entered into agreement with the Gemological Institute of Nigeria (GIN), to design and implement a strategy for the development of Jewelry and Gemstone in Nigeria. Project Coordinator, Mineral Sector Support For Economic Diversification (MinDiver), Mr Linus Adie, said the move is aimed at developing a sustainable master plan …

Stakeholders Advocate Elimination of Child Labour

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark World Day Against Child Labour, stakeholders in the campaign against child labour have called for collaborative effort of both state and non state actor to eliminate child labour in the country.  The World Day Against Child Labour is observed 12 June every year to raise …

Dr. Mu’azu calls on Chairman of Governors’ Forum to mediate on Issues Mitigating Sector Growth

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Abdulkadir Mu’azu, has called on the Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to use his good offices to mediate on the discrepancies emanating from the ownership of solid mineral deposits in the states by the Federal Government, and the control …

Nigeria Mining Week to focus on attracting investment in October as fourth edition showcases successful projects

MAN to host local and global mining community again in Abuja   “I encourage state governments, World Bank, NEXIM Bank, BOI and other foreign and local investors to come on board and move mining in Nigeria to the next level” says the recently elected new President of the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), Alhaji Kabir …

MinDiver Engages Firm to Develop the ASM Sub-Sector

Federal government through the Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification (MinDiver) Project has engaged the services of a French Consulting firm SOFRECO to develop the artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Sector by formalizing its miners into cooperatives and Small-Scale mining outfits. The project is expected to strengthen administration of the ASM sub-sector which is an …

Formalization of Artisanal Mining Will Eradicate Child Labour in the Mining and Steel Sector – Dr Mu’azu

Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has thrown its weight towards the ongoing project of International Labour Organization aimed at eliminating child labour through one of its projects, Accelerating Action in Elimination of Child Labour in Africa (ACCEL AFRICA). The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Abdulkadir  Mu’azu, speaking while receiving the Director, …

Public Notice: Resumption of Receiving of New Applications for Mineral Title

The Mining Cadastre Office (MCO) hereby notifies the general public that it will resume receiving New Applications for mineral titles with effect from Monday 8th July, 2019.  The said new applications are to be integrated into the Upgrade and Migration of Mining Cadastre Office Online (Real Time) system of Title administration, E-recording, Archiving and Establishment of the Six Zonal …