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 …

MMSD Signs MoU with Russian Government in the field of Geosciences

The Honorable Minister of Mines and Steel Development arch Olamilekan Adegbite has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Trade and Investment of the Russian Federation, in Sochi Russia. The MoU which is for scientific and technical cooperation in the field of Geosciences between Nigeria and Russia was signed during the Russia- Africa …

Adegbite Commends President Buhari’s Drive to attract foreign investment

The honourable minister of Mines and Steel Development arch Olamilekan Adegbite has praised president Buhari for his unrelenting drive to attract foreign investment into the mining sector. Adegbite noted that the president was at the forefront of diversifying the economy away from oil. According to the minister, no other president has shown so much resolve …

Nigeria to Play Leading Role in Global Mining Subsector- Adegbite

The Nigerian government has expressed its determination to play prominent role as a world mining player. The nation’s assertion was conveyed by the Hon. Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite when he appeared before the House Committee on Mines and House Committee on Steel to brief them on the activities of the …