VP’s wife, ex-First Lady, Ministers for Gemstones exhibition

Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, Wife of a former Head of State, Mrs Ajoke Murtala Mohammed, would join some members of the Federal Executives Council and other stakeholders in the extractive industry for the two-day seminar on gemstones and exhibition of products and equipment starting in Abuja on Thursday. The two-day event which …

Ministry Partners Stakeholders for Gemstones Seminar, Exhibition

In a bid to further drive investment opportunities in the gemstones business, the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, in partnership with African Gems and Jewellery and Seminar Limited, would be holding a two-day seminar on gemstones and exhibition of products and equipment in Abuja on  October 19 and 20th. The programme is in collaboration with …

FG Names Sumaila, Sole Administrator Ajaokuta Steel Complex

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has announced the appointment of Engr. Abdul-Akaba  Sumaila, as the Acting Sole Administrator of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex. Sumaila replaces Mr Joseph Isah, who retired from the civil service last month, having attained the mandatory 35 years in service. A trained engineer and project manager, …

Speed up revitalisation of Ajaokuta, ALSCON, Mining Council urges FG

The Federal Government has been urged to speed up the revitalisation of the Ajaokuta Steel Company Ltd and Aluminium Smelting Company of Nigeria (ALSCON), as well as revive several moribund steel plants scattered across the country in a bid to grow the country’s steel sector and promote private sector participation in Steel development. The National …

FG restates support for Investors in Mining

…wants community engagement done through state governments …..as Nigeria’s nickel discovery forms major highlights at Australia conference The Federal Government has restated its support for the success of the nickel project as well as other genuine investors in the mining sector as a way of actualising its economic diversification plan. It however urged investors in …

Fayemi greets Muslims at Sallah

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of the Eid- el- Kabir, urging them to continue to uphold the lessons of love, loyalty and sacrifice which are the hallmark of the festival. Dr Fayemi, in a goodwill message signed by his Special Assistant on Media, …

Nigeria Mining Week returns to Abuja in October

“Nigeria is on the mining map and the sector is working hard to prepare its road map because ultimately, there are enormous investment opportunities in the Nigerian mining sector” says Elodie Delagneau, event director of Nigeria Mining Week, that is taking place again in Abuja from 16-19 October. The event is a successful partnership between …

FMMSD asks dredgers to disregard Lagos State “Stop Work” Order

The attention of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has been drawn to a recent ruling of the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos and several reports ascribed to various officials of the Lagos State Government regarding a purported stop work order issued to duly licensed dredgers operating in the state.   While our …

Fayemi mourns passing of Amb Maitama Sule, First Republic Mines and Power Minister

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has mourned the death of a frontline Nigerian leader and former Minister of  Mines and Power, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Sule, who passed on Monday, July 3rd,  88, describing him as a forthright leader with a generous spirit. The late politician, who was once Nigeria’s Representative …

Solid Mineral Sector Doing Well…says FG report

OFFICE OF THE ACTING PRESIDENT PRESS RELEASE 2017 Q1 GDP FIGURES: Nigerian Economy Maintains Path to Recovery, with Continued Progress in Agric Plus: *Manufacturing & Non-Oil Sectors Turnaround *Increasing Reduction in Sectoral Negative Growth In an encouraging indication of a steady, even if slow progressive pace, the Nigerian economy is emerging out of recession. The …