Fayemi Disowns Phony Facebook Accounts

The attention of the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has been drawn to the unscrupulous activities of some individuals who use phony Facebook accounts in his name to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. These fraudsters operating through different phony Facebook accounts with the photograph of the Minister usually use these platforms …

Minister reads riot act to newly deployed Federal Mines Officers

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has urged newly deployed Federal Mines Officers to pay maximum attention to matters relating to the procurement, transportation, storage and use of explosives in their respective states, stressing that they would be held responsible for any diversion of explosives to unauthorised persons. Dr Fayemi gave the …

Illegal Diversion of Explosives: Minister Recalls Federal Mines Officers

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has ordered the immediate recall of all federal mines officers in the 36 states of the federation and the FCT. The Minister, who gave the directive on Friday, said in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, that the development became necessary …

Minister Orders Company Sealed off over Illegal Diversion of Explosives

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has ordered the immediate sealing off of Messrs Nigerian Development and Construction Company (NDCC), an importer and seller of explosives in Koko, Delta State, over illegal diversion of explosives. This is in addition to the blacklisting of the company and withdrawal of its explosive licences. The …

Safer Mining Practice: FG opens talks with Australia

The Federal Government has opened discussion with the Australian government on safer mining practice in the country’s minerals sector. The discussion is aimed at getting the support of the Australian government in the area of environmental safety and safety of miners, as government focuses attention on the mining sector in its economic diversification and job …

Federal Government in Support of Steel Products Export

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has restated  government’s support to steel companies in the country to enable them meet both local demand and exportation of their products. Dr Fayemi disclosed this on Thursday during facility tours of the African Foundries Limited (AFL), in Ogijo Local Government Area in Ogun State, and …

Fayemi greets Muslims at Ramadan

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated Muslims in Ekiti State and Nigeria in general as they commence another season of Ramadan. Dr Fayemi said , in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, that Ramadan remains the holiest of all months in the Islamic calendar, adding …

Dr. Fayemi addresses UK Parliament on Thursday

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, will on Thursday, May 19, 2016, address the United Kingdom Parliamentarians in Westminster, London on Nigeria’s diversification agenda. This is sequel to an invitation from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Nigeria to the Minister to address the Parliament on the topic: “Nigeria’s Solid Minerals …

Diversification: FG to set up intervention fund for mining

Determined to realise its plan to diversify the economy and create jobs through the solid minerals sector, the Federal Government has put in place arrangement for the setting up of an intervention mining fund. According to the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, the fund is designed as incentives for local miners and …