“Mining in Nigeria” Television Programme Debuts on NTA, Channels Tv”

In line with its objective of providing strategic information on investment opportunities, government policies, regulatory issues, as well as general activities in the Nigerian mining sector to industry stakeholders, investors  and the general public, the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, will commence airing of a weekly TV programme on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) …

Fayemi Felicitates With Christians At Christmas

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated Christians in the country for witnessing yet another Christmas, urging them to continue to live by example, especially in their relationship with one another and with adherents of other religions. The Minister said Christmas is a season to give and demonstrate love, urging …

PRESS RELEASE: Fayemi Denies Fuel Scarcity Comment Ascribed to Him

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has denied a statement being circulated on the social media in which he was quoted as justifying the current fuel scarcity. The Minister was said to have made the comment in an interview with WE FM 106.3. He was quoted as saying: “Don’t mind Fayose, …

MCO Suspends receipt of New applications for Mineral Titles

This is to inform all operators in the Mining sector and the general public, that, there will be temporary suspension of receiving of new applications for Mineral titles from 19th December, 2017 to 8th January, 2018. This is to enable a system upgrade withing this period. We regret all inconveniences this temporary suspension towards better …

Our Position on Bua Group’s Misleading Publication

The attention of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has been drawn to a misleading publication signed by the Executive Chairman of the BUA Group Abdulsamad Rabiu, published in several newspapers as an open letter to the President and titled: “A cry for Help: Wanton Abuse of Power By a Serving Minister Geared at …

MMSD Holds Technical Orientation on Survey and Mapping of Artisanal Miners for Outstation Officers

In furtherance of the ongoing efforts by the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) towards transforming the mining sector and in addressing the negative externalities associated with Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in the country, the Ministry has organized a technical Workshop on Survey, Mapping and formalisation of Artisanal and Small Scale Miners for …

Our Stand on Ajaokuta Steel Complex

The attention of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has been drawn to recent media reports, where  Dr S.O. Nwanbuokei, a director of Global Steel Holdings Limited (GSHL), was quoted as saying that the protracted litigation surrounding the ownership of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex had not been resolved. His claims contradict the position of the …

EU Trains Staff of African Geological Surveys in Nigeria

The European Union has organised a EuroGeoSurvey/Organisation of African Geological Surveys PanAfGeo training workshop on Mineral Resource Assessment for officials of member countries of African Geological Surveys at the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency in Abuja. The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari, in his speech at the opening ceremony, …