FG Partners State Govs on Illegal Solid Minerals Mining

In a concerted effort to increase revenue generation in the Minerals and Metals Sector, the Federal Government is partnering with State Governments to curb illegal mining of solid minerals across the country. Speaking at the weekend during a courtesy visit to Enugu State Governor, His Excellency, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Minster of State, Mines and …

MMSD Committed to International Mining Rules

Ministry of Mines and Steel Development is committed to playing by International Mining Regulations to achieve growth in the Minerals Sector. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite who was represented by the Minister of State, Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah, stated this when he received the International Executive Director of Extractive Industries Transparency …

Mining: FG Assures of 13% Revenue Derivation to States

Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah has given assurance of Federal Government’s commitment to pay the 13% mining revenue derivation to states, noting that it would encourage them to curb leakages from illegal mining, and generate more revenue for the country. The Minister stated this during a courtesy visit to Plateau …

FG to Ban Importation of Steel Products – Adegbite

The Federal Government has made known its plan to stop the importation of steel products into the county to encourage local investors in the sector. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, said this on Thursday, during a familiarisation visit to Kam Industries Limited, a privately owned steel manufacturing industry in Ilorin, …

NGSA Tasked on Capacity Development

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, has tasked the management of the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) to focus on developing the capacity of its staff in order to attain the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Certification for revenue generation for the nation. The Hon. Minister stated this during a familiarization tour …

Ministry of Mines and Steel Development Poised to Actualize FG’s Promise of Uplifting Nigerians from Poverty

Ministry of Mines and Steel Development is poised to actualize the Federal Government’s commitment to lift about 100milion Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years through the diversification of the economy from crude oil to solid minerals exploration and exportation. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite stated this when …

Stakeholders’ Engagement Panacea to increasing mining contribution to GDP- Adegbite

Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD), Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, said for the mineral and metal sector to significantly contribute to the country’s Growth Domestic Product (GDP), the ministry must continually engage the stakeholders. He made this known in his keynote address Friday at the closing session of the 3rd Meeting of the National …

Mining Potentials: Federal Government to partner States for Economic Growth

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Abdulkadir Mu’azu has said that the Federal Government is ready to partner States and other relevant stakeholders in the mining and metal sector to develop the country’s economy. He, however, said there is need for state governments especially, to abide by the Constitution and the Mining …

Mu’azu Calls on Mining Experts to Engage in Sustained Dialogue Basic for Sector’s Growth

  To ensure a robust consultation, constructive feedback that will enhance the growth the Mining sector for the actualization of the economic diversification of the present Administration, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Abdulkadir Mu’azu (MMSD) has stressed on the need for sustained engagement and interactive platform among experts in the …

World Gold Council sets out environmental, ethical mining guidelines

The World Gold Council (WGC) on Thursday published a set of guidelines for gold miners designed to encourage high environmental and ethical standards. The guidelines are the latest industry code of conduct responding to rising pressure from consumers, NGOs and governments to ensure the gold market is free from criminality, rights abuses and benefits local …