Published On: Thu, Sep 1st, 2016

Mining key to Nigeria economy diversification

mining activity lagosABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE diversification of the country’s economy will take centre stage at the Nigeria Mining Week, taking place in Abuja from October 25 to 28.

Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi, will deliver the welcome address at the much anticipated launch of the event.

Following the enthusiastic response from the mining community and the Nigerian government to the inaugural iPAD Nigeria Mining Forum in partnership with PwC Nigeria last year, the organisers have joined forces with the Miners Association of Nigeria to create an all-encompassing meeting place for the sector.

“Diversifying the Nigerian economy is currently in the spotlight and the new Government has highlighted the potential of the solid minerals sector in achieving this,” said Cyril Azobu, PwC Nigeria’s Mining Sector Leader and Head Consulting.

The Nigeria Mining Week will provide the opportunity for the government to unveil the next phase for the growth of the mining industry leading to the industrialisation of Nigeria, he added.

“It will also open the door to an exclusive investment and networking opportunity for mining stakeholders towards propelling the mineral sector reform, and deliver key information for the creation of new business ventures and partnerships,” said Azobu.

The Nigeria Mining Week will comprise a grand opening, the iPAD Nigeria Mining and Quarrying Forum in partnership with PwC conference and exhibition, as well as a workshop for artisanal and small scale miners.

The event will welcome the entire mining ecosystem comprising of artisanal and small scale miners, junior mining operators, exploration companies, local and international investors, financial institutions, traders, solution providers as well as government bodies, to meet and discuss the  current state of the market.

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