FG establishes National Gold Reserve Scheme, issues first gold refining licence

The Federal government had established  a Federal Gold Reserve Scheme, in pursuance of its economic diversification programme. Disclosing this yesterday at the on-going National Economic Summit, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udoma, said the move was part of the implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) with a view …

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Perm. Sec. Commits to Staff training for Enhanced Productivity

The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Barr. Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, MON, has emphasized on the need to fast track staff training in an effort to realize properly trained skilled workforce and ensure effective and efficient service delivery in line with the change mantra of the present Administration. She highlighted this during …

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FG Encourages Global Partnership in Mining

The Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari has called for partnership between countries to promote economic growth and prosperity which is necessary for political stability and national security. The Minister stated this in his speech at the first day of the 2018 China Mining Congress and Expo currently holding at …

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MMSD, UNDP Plan Workshop on Solid Minerals Development

Ministry of Mines and Steel Development will in the first week of November 2018,  partner the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on training for development on inclusive Finance for Development Minerals. The Africa, Caribbean and Pacific-European Union (ACP-EU) had proposed the training to involve staff of the ministry for Development of Mineral Programme in partnership …

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EFCC seizes N1.1b gold at Abuja airport, goes after four suspects

impounds passport, retrieves €112,000 from suspect The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized gold worth about $3, 131, 412.39 (N1, 127, 308, 460.39) being allegedly exported to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, illegally. It named one Abba Ali Yahaya as the brain behind the deal. Apart from impounding his passport, about €112,000 undeclared by Abba, …

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Bwari Leads Nigeria’s Delegation to the 20th China Mining Congress

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Honourable Abubakar Bawa Bwari, is to lead Nigerian delegation to the 20th China Mining Congress & Expo and the 3rd Nigeria – China Mining Road Show scheduled for the 18 – 20th October, 2018, at the Meijian Convention and Exhibition, Tianjin, China. The China Mining Congress & Expo …

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FG Ready to Partner with Investors in Iron Ore Development

The Minister of State for Mines and steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari, has expressed government readiness to partner with investors to develop Iron Ore mining and add value to the economy. Bawa-Bwari disclosed this during a courtesy visit by officials of Kogi Iron Nigeria Limited in his office at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja, …

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Buhari’s Commitment Saved the Mining Sector from Collapse

President Muhammadu Buhari’s renewed commitment to the diversification of the Nigerian economy through the mining and solid minerals sub sector has saved the sector from total collapse, Minister of Mines and Steel development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari revealed yesterday. Hon Bwari told a visiting team of bitumen investors from the United Kingdom, led by the Chief …

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MMSD Gets New Permanent Secretary

The newly appointed Permanent Secretary for Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Barrister Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, MON, has called for cooperation and assistance of staff of the Ministry towards realizing a re-positioned mineral sector as envisaged in the present administration’s agenda where development of the sector is key component to economic diversification. Barrister Ehuriah, …

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