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 …

Mining: Ministry holds Training Workshop for Journalists

The Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, in collaboration with Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), will be holding a three-day capacity building workshop for journalists covering the mineral and mining sector. The Media Immersion Workshop with theme: “On the Road to Shared Mining Prosperity: Emphasising Excellence in Mining Reporting”, is scheduled to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …