Safer Mining Practice: FG opens talks with Australia

The Federal Government has opened discussion with the Australian government on safer mining practice in the country’s minerals sector. The discussion is aimed at getting the support of the Australian government in the area of environmental safety and safety of miners, as government focuses attention on the mining sector in its economic diversification and job …

Federal Government in Support of Steel Products Export

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has restated  government’s support to steel companies in the country to enable them meet both local demand and exportation of their products. Dr Fayemi disclosed this on Thursday during facility tours of the African Foundries Limited (AFL), in Ogijo Local Government Area in Ogun State, and …

Fayemi greets Muslims at Ramadan

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated Muslims in Ekiti State and Nigeria in general as they commence another season of Ramadan. Dr Fayemi said , in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, that Ramadan remains the holiest of all months in the Islamic calendar, adding …

Dr. Fayemi addresses UK Parliament on Thursday

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, will on Thursday, May 19, 2016, address the United Kingdom Parliamentarians in Westminster, London on Nigeria’s diversification agenda. This is sequel to an invitation from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Nigeria to the Minister to address the Parliament on the topic: “Nigeria’s Solid Minerals …

Diversification: FG to set up intervention fund for mining

Determined to realise its plan to diversify the economy and create jobs through the solid minerals sector, the Federal Government has put in place arrangement for the setting up of an intervention mining fund. According to the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, the fund is designed as incentives for local miners and …