Minister’s Opening Address at the National Mining Summit

Protocols Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, on behalf of the leadership and staff of the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, I am most delighted to welcome you to Abuja, Nigeria, and to thank you for honouring us with your presence at this conference. The African Mining Vision (AMV) was adopted …

Minister’s Address at the Inaugural session of the Board of SMDF

Being the text of the address by Dr. Kayode Fayemi, CON Minister of Mines and Steel Development On the Occasion of the Inauguration of the Board of the Solid Minerals Development Fund Abuja, Nigeria | Wednesday, May 25, 2017 Protocols I am delighted to welcome you all to the inauguration of the newly constituted Board …

Minister’s Speech at 53rd Annual International Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Society for Mining and Geosciences

Protocols and Introduction I wish to express my profound gratitude for the honour and privilege of being asked to deliver this keynote address at this important occasion. Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) is one of the highly respected professional bodies in Nigeria. I also wish to thank members of this society for the awards …

Text of Lecture Delivered by Dr. Kayode Fayemi

    Protocols and Introduction Your Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON – the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Sen. Chris Ngige – the Hon. Minister of Labour and Employment; Distinguished Personalities to receive the NPOM awards today; Dr. Kashim Akor, the Director General of the National Productivity Centre; Government officials here …

Minister’s Speech at The Nigerian Mining Sector Year 2016 in Review and Projections for Year 2017 Session

Protocols The Minister of State, Hon. Abubakar Bawa-Bwari; The Permanent Secretary, Mr. Mohammed Abass; Directors and staff of the ministry; Members of the Press; Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen   Introduction Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I welcome you to today’s media briefing, which is for the purpose of giving accounts of our stewardship over the past …

Minister’s Speech at the Inauguration of the Mining Implementation and Strategy Team (MIST)

Protocols On March 1, 2016, we empanelled a multi-stakeholder committee with the mandate to script our “Roadmap for the Growth and Development of the Nigerian Mining Sector”. The document was produced through a robust process of consultations and stakeholder engagements. The draft roadmap was submitted on March 31, 2016, which was subsequently shared with state …

Harnessing the Opportunities in Mines and Steel Development- Fayemi

Protocols and Introduction It gives me great pleasure to be here, to engage with this distinguished audience under the auspices of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce. I consider the NBCC – the foremost bilateral Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria – a very important partner in the promotion of Anglo-Nigerian diplomatic relations, and mutually beneficial trade …

MoS Speech at the Nigeria-China Mining Roadshow in Beijing China

Being the text of the ministerial statement by Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development Federal Republic of Nigeria at the NIGERIA-CHINA MINING ROADSHOW  Protocols and Introduction Honourable Minister of Lands and Natural Resources of The People’s Republic of China, our most gracious host and partner, distinguished officials, members of …