Minister Lauds Nigeria’s Mineral Assets

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari said the quality of Nigeria’s mineral assets, especially the nation’s tin ore, is one of the best in the world market. Hon Bwari who received the directors of RHAS Construction Company Nigeria Limited in his office recently, noted that if the mineral …

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National Experts examine ECOWAS model Mining and Minerals Development Act

National mining experts are examining the draft Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) model mining and minerals development Act of with a view of validating its texts. To this end, a three-Day Workshop began in Abuja, Nigeria on the 14th of August 2018 to create a harmonious and regulated environment for the overall sustainability of …

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No Development Without A Vibrant Steel Sector – Bawa Bwari

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari said only the rapid development of the Steel and Aluminum Sector can accelerate the industrial development of Nigeria, He said this will not only raise the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and earn Nigeria huge foreign exchange, it will also encourage the …

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FG Supports the Activities of Miners Association of Nigeria

…. Donates Toyota Hilux Operational Vehicle In continuation of the effective collaboration that underlines the relationship between the ministry and the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has donated a brand new Toyota Hilux operational vehicle to MAN. Handing over the keys of the Toyota Hilux to the President, …

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MMSD Holds First National Stakeholders’ Discourse on Opportunities and Challenges of Artisanal Mining in Nigeria

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development today organised the maiden edition of a National Stakeholders’ Discourse on Opportunities and Challenges of Artisanal Mining in Nigeria. The two-day discourse which brought together stakeholders from different parts of the country was declared open by the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa …

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Kogi Iron progresses project testwork in Nigeria

ASX-listed junior Kogi Iron has progressed the metallurgical testwork associated with the commercialisation of its 100%-owned Agbaja oolitic iron ore deposits in Kogi State, Nigeria during the quarter ended 30 June 2018. Much has been achieved since last October when Kogi Iron completed a fund raising, the company said in its quarterly activities report. The …

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South Korea renews interest in Nigeria Mining Sector

The South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Lee In-tae said his country is eager to renew collaboration with the Nigeria mining sector. He made this known today when he paid a Courtesy call on the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari. Ambassador In-tae revealed that South Korea is now …

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Buhari appoint new Heads of 3 Agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of three Directors-General/Chief Executive Officers (DG/CEOs) of three federal agencies under the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. Those appointed are Engr. Umar Albarka Hassan, DG/CEO, National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency (NSRMEA), Kaduna; Prof. (Engr.) Linus Okon Asuquo, DG/CEO, National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC), Jos and Prof. …

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MMSD demonstrates commitment to delivery of ERGP mandates

…..inaugurates Ministerial Delivery Unit The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development in compliance with the mandates of the Economic Recovery Growth Programme (ERGP) has inaugurated its Ministerial Delivery Unit (MDU). The Permanent Secretary, Dr. Abdulkadir Mu’azu said ERGP is a key economic policy of the government and every civil servant is required to be familiar …

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Supporting Women in ASM high on the World Bank’s agenda

At the end of June 2018, practitioners met in Washington for the World Bank’s ‘Global Conference on Gender, Oil, Gas and Mining, with two panels focusing on ASM, where women play a crucial role. Women’s participation in ASM is far greater (40–50%) than in large-scale mining (<10%), providing a reliable income, financial independence and empowerment and …

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