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Fayemi to Deliver UNILAG Convocation Lecture

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, will on Monday, January 23rd, deliver the 2017 University of Lagos Convocation lecture. Titled: “Building a Succession- Generation: Reflections on Values and Knowledge in Nation Building”, the lecture is part of the convocation ceremonies for the 2015/2016 academic session. The lecture, which is scheduled to …

Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon Abubakar Bawa Bwari and Minister of Mines and Steel Development taking a ride in one of the surveillance vehicles bought for Mines Officers during the commissioning of the veicles in Abuja on 19 Dec, 2016

Ministry Hands Over Surveillance Vehicles to Mines Officers in the States

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Mohammed Abbas on Thursday handed over thirty-eight surveillance vehicles to the mines officers representing the thirty- six States, FCT and the Mines Inspectorate Department of the Ministry. Mohammed Abbas noted that it was a remarkable day to witness the official handing over of the vehicles, saying …

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FG Determined to Promote Value Addition in Mining

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Honourable Abubakar Bawa Bwari says that the Federal government is determined to promote value addition in the mining sector to move the sector to higher level. Hon. Bawa stated this while receiving in audience a delegation of Chinese foreign investors led by the Chairman of Sino …

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Nigeria and China Signs Agreement on Mining Cooperation

Nigeria and China have signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on geosciences cooperation during the Nigeria- China Mining Investment Roadshow which held in Beijing, China. The MoU provides for cooperation between the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) and the China Geological Survey (CGS) as well as between NGSA and the Shandong Provincial Bureau of Geology …

MoS Press Address on National Mining Summit

Today we are delighted to announce the partnership between Afrocet Montgomery/IMAG and the Ministry of Solid Minerals in the establishment of ConMin West Africa 2017 and the co-located National Mining Summit.  Both parties are excited about this initiative which is expected to contribute to the sustainable growth of Nigeria’s Mining Sector at large. Nigeria has …

Fg Hails Australian Govt’s Partnership in Mining Sector

The Federal Government has commended the Australian government for its strategic partnership with the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development in developing the Nigerian mining sector. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, gave the commendation  Tuesday, at the opening session of a two-day capacity building workshop organised by the Australian High …

Australian High Commission with FMMSD Holds Mining Workshop

The Australian High Commission in Abuja, in partnership with the Nigerian Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, is hosting a policy and capacity building workshop on the mining sector, in Abuja. The two day workshop on 14-15 November 2016 will provide information on leading practice from Western Australia on building a sustainable mining sector. The …

FG Encourages Mining Companies to Key into Government Policies on Mining

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development Dr. Kayode Fayemi has called on  mining companies especially large scale operators to key into Federal government policies on mining. The Minister made the call while receiving in audience the Board of Directors of the Allied African International Mining Company led by Senator Isa Mohammed. They were in …

FEC Approves N30 Billion for Mining

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, October 19th, approved N30 billion intervention fund for mining exploration in the country. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of FEC meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari. He was accompanied by the Minister of Information, …

Ministry cautions officials over fraudulent activities

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has reiterated its commitment and determination to plug all revenue leakages and improve revenue generation from the mining sector. The assurance came against the back drop of criminal activities of some officials of the ministry which was uncovered recently by the underground taskforce team set up by the …