President reiterates Commitment to Combat Illegal Mining Activities, Expresses Concern Over Loss of $3b to Smuggling of Gold

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the Federal Government’s resolve to end illegal mining activities in the country as he expressed concern that Nigeria lost close to $3b from 2012 – 2018 due to smuggling of gold. He made this known on Thursday in Abuja during the official presentation of locally mined sourced gold bars by …

MMSD Poised to Revamp Mining Sector

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development is implementing policies and programmes geared towards revamping the sector to the enviable position it held prior to the discovery of crude oil, when the country was one of the 8th mining nations of the world. The Minister of State Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah …

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FG Intensifies Efforts at Diversifying the Economy through Mining Sector.

The Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to diversify the economy, increase revenue base and improve the welfare of Nigerians through the Mining sector. Dr. Ogah stated this during his tour of the Dangote Cement Plant at Obajana, Kogi State recently. He said the purpose …

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FG Supports Artisanal Miners: Flags off Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative (PAGMI) Biometric Exercise

The Federal Government has reiterated its support for the small scale and artisanal miners in the country with the flag-off of the Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative (PAGMI) in Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State on Saturday February 22, 2020. The flag-off which was an initiative of the Federal Government with the support …

FG Charges African Natural Resources and Mines Limited to Positively Impact Host Communities

African Natural Resources and Mines Limited in Kaduna State has been charged to positively impact on the host communities by keeping is social responsibilities. The Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite gave the charge when he visited the facilities of the African Natural Resources and Mines Limited in Kagarko Local Government …

New Permanent Secretary MMSD, Resumes Duty

The newly posted Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Edet Sunday Akpan, officially resume duty today, December 24, 2019. Speaking during a brief handing-over ceremony, Mr. Akpan expressed delight on the warm reception, and thanked his predecessor for the good work he has done. “I thank God for His grace …

COMEG Repositioned for Effective Service Delivery – Adegbite

The Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) is being repositioned and rejuvenated for effective service delivery to meet the sector’s mandate of providing jobs and prosperity for Nigerians The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, stated this at the Induction Ceremony of over 600 members of the Council today, 17th …

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 …