December 14, 2017

Nigeria’s Mining Council tasked with reviving dormant sector

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Nigeria’s Minister of Solid Minerals Development

Nigeria’s Minster of  Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, has said that the newly inaugurated National Council on Mining and Mineral Resources Development (NCMMRD) will help accelerate growth in the sector, through adequate oversight and guidance, as well as strategic input from states and host communities.

In an interview published in the Sunday Independent, Fayemi acknowledged that although the sector had witnessed an unprecedented and consistent growth in the last two years, growth would be accelerated with the emergence of the National Council.

The Minister, urged the council members, comprising mainly state commissioners and permanent secretaries in the ministries of mining and minerals, to be alive to the responsibility of wealth and job creation. He stressed that that they had the responsibility of making Nigeria a mining nation.



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