MMSD SOLICIT CROSS RIVER STATE SUPPORT ON MINING

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has sought the collaboration of Cross River State Government in accelerating the generation of revenue from the Mineral Resources Sector. The Minister of State Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah in his address, stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Cross …

MINING: MMSD SEEK DEEPER COLLABORATON WITH STATES

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development in its bid to ensure the sector achieve its mandate of diversifying the economy from crude oil, is seeking deeper partnership with Bauchi State for efficient and effective mining for the growth of the economy. The Minister of State Mines and Steel Development Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah stated …

FG ENCOURAGES STATES TO INVEST IN MINING TO GENERATE REVENUE

The Federal Government has encouraged state governments to invest in mining to increase their revenue base and create wealth for their people. The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, gave the encouragement when he paid a courtesy visit to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, during his two-day working visit …

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 …

Nigeria has Capacity to Develop Through Mining-Ogah

The Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah has said with the abundance of mineral resources, Nigeria has the capacity to generate revenue, grow the economy and develop infrastructure through mining. The Honourable Minister stated this during his sensitization visit to Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Bello Masari recently, where he intimated …

FG Inaugurates Technical Committee for the Development of Metals Industry

The Federal Government has inaugurated a Ministerial Technical Committee on the formulation of a framework for sustainable development and growth of the Metals Industry in Nigeria as part of the on-going efforts to diversify the economy from dependence on Oil and Gas. Inaugurating the Committee Members today, 3rd March, 2020,  in his office in Abuja, …

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 …

SOLID MINERALS MINING: OGAR APPEALS FOR MORE FUNDING

The Honourable Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Dr, Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah has called for more funding of the sector and also appealed to the House Committee on Steel to extend its oversight function to Ministry of Finance so that appropriated funds be adequately released to the Ministry, stressing that activities in Minerals and …

ILLEGAL MINING, A DRAIN ON NIGERIA’S ECONOMY- ADEGBITE

The Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite has called to a halt all illegal mining of mineral resources in Nigeria, which he noted was a drain on the economy that offers no benefit to both States and the Federal Government. Adegbite made the call yesterday in Lafia, Nasarawa State when he …