The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa-Bwari is leading the Nigerian delegation to the Africa Down Under (ADU) Conference, holding in Perth, Australia, between August 29th to 31th, 2018.

Widely regarded as a conference that attracts significant interest from organisations prospecting for business opportunities in the mining sector in Africa, the Nigerian delegation includes critical stakeholders, notably, officials of some state governments in charge of minerals and mining; financial experts, investors and operators.

The Minister will also deliver a paper “A New Dawn in Nigerian Mining Sector” at the conference which is renowned as one of the leading fora for facilitating discussions on how to grow investments and participation in the African Mining space.

Prior to the official commencement of the ADU, the Nigerian High Commission in Australia, organized the Nigeria Mining Roadshow in Melbourne Australia with the  Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) Nigeria Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, Mines & Agriculture (NACCIMA) Kaduna and Kano State Chambers of Commerce and industry and other notable Mining companies in Nigeria as key participants

According to a statement by the Ministry, Nigeria’s participation at this year’s conference is expected to showcase to potential investors, investment opportunities in the mining sector in Nigeria, existing incentives and on going reforms by the Federal Government.

“Take advantage of the attendance of key decision makers and influencers in the industry from all over the world to engage in high-level Economic Diplomacy, network with other government delegates (especially of African countries) and representatives of multilateral organizations, to explore potential areas of cooperation and to ensure Nigeria takes a lead and visible role in advancing the objectives of the African Mining Vision (AVM).

“Use the opportunity to learn best industry practices around the globe as well as new and improved technology  adopted for mining operations and geological data gathering in other mining jurisdictions.”