Minister’s Speech at the Inception Meeting and Presentation by Contractors of the MMSD Integrated Exploration Projects Under Natural Resources Fund

Protocols and Introduction I am delighted to address this distinguished gathering of exploration experts and to congratulate you all for being part of our efforts to develop the solid minerals sector. As you all know, projects of these nature are mostly private sector driven, but because government is determined to make Mining one of the …

Minister’s speech at the Mines and Money Conference in London

Speech by Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Hon Abubakar Bawa Bwari, on ‘The Business Case for Nigeria, as a Mining  Destination,’ at the Mines and Money London, 26th – 29th November, 2018     Protocols and Introduction It is a great pleasure to be here at the 16th Edition of Mines and Money London, …

Text of Speech Delivered by Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari at the Nigeria-Canada investment summit 2018

Protocols/Introduction I am very delighted to be here to deliver this address at the Nigeria-Canada Investment Forum on the theme, Fostering Strong Business Partnership into the Future. I must thank the organisers of this forum for their foresight, commitment, and hardwork which has made this event possible. When I led the Nigerian delegation to the PDAC …

Valedictory Ministerial Accounts of Stewardship

Protocols   Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, it is with mixed feelings that I address you today on this occasion of the valedictory ministerial briefing marking the conclusion of my tour of duty as Minister of Mines and Steel Development. On one hand, I have a deep sense of pride about my contributions to the landmark …

Minister’s Speech at the Formal inauguration of the newly constituted Boards of agencies and parastatals under MMSD

Protocols   Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of my brother ministerial colleague, Hon. Abubakar Bawa-Bwari, Minister of State; and Dr. Abdulkadir Mu’azu, Permanent Secretary; I warmly welcome you to this occasion, being the formal inauguration of the newly constituted Boards of agencies and parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. Today, …

Text of Speech by Minister of State at PDAC Canada

Protocols   I feel highly honoured to be invited to speak at this Breakfast Forum organised on the sidelines of what is arguably the world’s largest Mining Investment Convention, PDAC.   Over the years, the Annual African Mining Breakfast Seminar promoted by MineAfrica has become the premier platform for reaching international mining and financial executives, …

TEXT OF SPEECH AT 2017 END OF YEAR MINISTERIAL BRIEFING

Protocols and Introduction   Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I, together with my colleague, Hon. Abubakar Bawa-Bwari, Minister of State, welcome you to today’s media briefing, which is for the purpose of giving accounts of our stewardship over the past 12 months, and sharing highlights of our plans and projections for the Nigerian Mining sector in …

Text of Speech Delivered by Fayemi at NAPE Conference 2017

Titled: EXPLOITATION OF NIGERIA’S MINERAL RESOURCES: Building Hope for Economic Diversification   at the:   Opening Ceremony of the 35th Annual International Conference & Exhibitions   of the   Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Lagos, Nigeria | Tuesday, November 21, 2017     Protocols   Since Independence, economic diversification has been a consistent theme …

Text of Speech by Minister of State at the Official Unveiling of IAISMP

Protocols By November 11 it will be two years since my colleague and I arrived this ministry to resume work as ministers in charge of the solid minerals sector. It is therefore symbolic that today we are here to launch one of the defining projects of our tenure, the Integrated Automation and Interactive Solid Minerals …

Minister’s Speech at the unveiling of IAISMP

Protocols Introduction   Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the leadership and staff of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, I welcome you all to this historic event.   I am pleased to make these few remarks at this occasion, which is the culmination of many months of extensive work by a prodigious …