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 …

Dr. Kayode Fayemi delivers lecture at OAU, Ile-Ife

Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, delivered a lecture at the third edition of the Chief (Dr) John Agboola Odeyemi Annual Lecture, at the Natural History Museum, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on the 29th of April, 2016. The Hon. Minister spoke on the topic “Harnessing Our Natural and Cultural Heritage for National Development.” The …

Fayemi canvasses regional economic cooperation, environmental safety

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has urged states and geo-political zones in the country to embrace economic cooperation among one another in exploring minerals deposits in their domains, as government refocuses on solid minerals in its economic diversification plan. He, however, cautioned that government would pay particular attention to environmental and …