Nigeria Mining Week holds in Abuja October 16-19

Kayode Fayemi


The Minister of Mines & Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, will deliver the ministerial address during the opening session of the Nigeria Mining Week taking place at Nigerian Air Force Conference Center, Abuja October 16-19, 2017.

According to a statement, “ the high-level conference and expo will also provide the industry with access to the latest mining technologies and services while a new feature at the event, the Dragons’ Den, will give small-scale miners and junior mining licence holders the opportunity to pitch their prospective investors.”

Nigeria Mining Week is a partnership between PwC, the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) and event organisers Spintelligent.The opening session on Tuesday, 17 October features a line-up of the who’s who in the mining industry in Nigeria, and focuses on the way forward, how to promote investment into the sector and how to assist the sector with the right regulations.

Topics and speakers include: Uyi Akpata, Country and Regional Senior Partner, West, PwC Nigeria—“The impact of mining reform initiative of the Buhari administration, the Miners’ Association’s perspective” – Alhaji Sani Shehu, President, Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigeria

Ministerial Address: New perspectives for 2018-2030 – what has been achieved to date? How will future goals be achieved to ensure the sustainability of the Nigerian mining awakening? What should the global mining and metals industry expect from Nigeria? Dr Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mines & Steel Development, Ministry of Mines & Steel Development, Nigeria

Breaking dependency on crude oil, and focus on the mining sector: How can the Federal Government, state government and private sector collaborate better to diversify the economy? Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria

The impact and influence over the investor’s flow: Reinsuring international investors with transparency Waziri Adio, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Extractive Transparency Initiative, Nigeria

Presidential address and declaration of opening of the 2nd annual Nigeria Mining Week by Professor Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria*

Dragons’ Den
Only five finalists have gone through to the final stage of the Dragons’ Den which will take place during Nigeria Mining week. These aspirational and ambitious small scale miners and junior mining license holders will have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to Nigerian and international mining investors who are willing to invest their own money in helping start up new businesses. Each prospective investor will then decide whether to make the applicant an offer to invest or partner, or they can decide to withdraw.

As with previous years, the Nigeria Mining Week is enjoying strong support from the industry with confirmed sponsorships from Palladium Mining Limited, SBOG, 3MGeo Resources, AELEX, AG Vision Mining, Congo Energy Solutions, Italtec, Kian Smith Trade & Co, Mantrac, Minelab, NiMet, Panafrican Group, Rubble Master, Ubimet, SMT and Wilbahi.

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