Fayemi Disowns Phony Facebook Accounts

The attention of the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has been drawn to the unscrupulous activities of some individuals who use phony Facebook accounts in his name to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. These fraudsters operating through different phony Facebook accounts with the photograph of the Minister usually use these platforms …

Ajaokuta: Last chance for targeted sale

NIGERIA got another chance last week to revitalise its steel industry when it re-possessed the Ajaokuta Steel Complex after protracted negotiations with the concessionaire. With arguably sub-Saharan Africa’s largest integrated steel production facility back in its hands, the Federal Government is once again well-placed to kick-start a thriving industrial revolution that has been 40 years …

Minister’s Statement On the Deployment of Newly Appointed Zonal and Federal Mines Officers

Protocols and Introduction Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari, the Minister of State; Mr. Mohammed Abass, the Permanent Secretary; Distinguished ladies and gentlemen. I am pleased to make this short statement on the occasion of this very important milestone in our efforts to reposition this ministry to deliver on our mandate of effectively regulating the Nigerian mining …

Minister reads riot act to newly deployed Federal Mines Officers

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has urged newly deployed Federal Mines Officers to pay maximum attention to matters relating to the procurement, transportation, storage and use of explosives in their respective states, stressing that they would be held responsible for any diversion of explosives to unauthorised persons. Dr Fayemi gave the …

Illegal Diversion of Explosives: Minister Recalls Federal Mines Officers

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has ordered the immediate recall of all federal mines officers in the 36 states of the federation and the FCT. The Minister, who gave the directive on Friday, said in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, that the development became necessary …

Minister Orders Company Sealed off over Illegal Diversion of Explosives

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has ordered the immediate sealing off of Messrs Nigerian Development and Construction Company (NDCC), an importer and seller of explosives in Koko, Delta State, over illegal diversion of explosives. This is in addition to the blacklisting of the company and withdrawal of its explosive licences. The …