Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari during a press briefing on the Launch CONMIN West Africa and  the National Mining Summit in Abuja...on 18th November.

FG in Talks with China, South Africa to Curb $500m Losses to Illegal Mining.

As part of efforts to curb the lingering problem of illegal mining in Nigeria, which the country is said to be losing $500million from, the federal government has hinted that efforts are ongoing to partner with China, South Africa and other mining countries to resolve the issue. In an exclusive chat with LEADERSHIP, the Minister …

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The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, with Ministry officials at the illegal mining site where four miners got killed in Muye Kafinkoro Village, Paikoro LGA, Niger State...on 08 October 2016

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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L-R: Oba Agunlaja Aladeshoyin of Noforija Kingdom, Epe Division; Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Wale Oluwo; Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi; Commissioner for Water Front Development, Engr Adebowale Akinsanya; and representative of Oba Akran of Badagry, Chief N.A. Travil during  the Town Hall meeting with Stakeholders in the mining sector, in Lagos

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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L-R: Plant Manager, Lafarge Plc, Olusegun Soyooye; Group Managing Director/CEO Lafarge Africa Plc, Michel Puchercos; and  Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi; during the minister’s inspection of the company’s plant and limestone mining site in Ewekoro, Ogun State

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 …

L-R: Oba Agunlaja Aladeshoyin of Noforija Kingdom, Epe Division; Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Wale Oluwo; Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi; Commissioner for Water Front Development, Engr Adebowale Akinsanya; and representative of Oba Akran of Badagry, Chief N.A. Travil during  the Town Hall meeting with Stakeholders in the mining sector, in Lagos

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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A stone cutting machine operator being hailed by the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi during his inspection of stone quarrying operations at SIBI mining site, Kaduna. The Minister is flanked by the Chairman SIBI Nigeria Limited, Arc Nuhu Wya (left) and Managing Director, Engr Taura Wya (right).

FG, States to Partner to Scale Up Mining Activities

Mining activities in the country are to witness a boost through value addition and greater level of involvement by state governments. The Minister of Mines and steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this at the Government House, Kaduna, during a courtesy visit to the Acting Governor, Arc Barnabas Bala-Bantex ahead of his tour of mining …

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L-R: Managing Director, SIBI Nigeria Limited, Engr Tsura Wya; Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; and Chairman of the company, Arc Nuhu Wya; during the Minister’s inspection of  stone quarrying operations at SIBI’s mining site in Kaduna.

Mining: Local Operators to Benefit from Intervention Fund- Minister

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi has said that the ministry would commit part of the N30 billion Mining Intervention Fund to support local operators in the country in a bid to assist them scale up their operations and bridge importation gap. The Minister stated this on Tuesday in Kaduna, while …

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FG to Make Coal Sites Available to Serious Power Companies

Determined to improve power generation in the country, the Federal Government is set to make coal sites available to serious- minded power companies operating in the country. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, stated this in Tarfa, Kaduna State on Monday during a facility tour of the African Steel Mill Complex, …

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Group Executive Director, African Steel, Mr Richpal Singh; Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi; with a director of the company, Dr John Akanya; during the Minister’s tour of the steel plant along Abuja-Kaduna Road.

Ajaokuta to Function as a Private Entity – FG

The Ajaokuta Steel Company is to function as a purely private entity, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, reiterated this position on the steel complex on Monday during a facility tour of Abuja Steel Mill, a subsidiary of African Steel Company, along Abuja-Kaduna Road. Dr. Fayemi who stated that government is …

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