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Nigeria mining week to tackle sector reform

MINISTER of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, is billed to address the issues limiting the country as a mining destination at this year’s Nigeria Mining week put together by the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) in partnership with Spintelligent and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Nigeria, to address the deficit witnessed in the sector.

According to the Advisory Partner, Mr. Cyril Azobu, the organizers are building on the success of the PwC Mining round table in November 2014, and are happy to be part of the Nigeria Mining Forum which held in November 2015.

“The forum opened the door to an exclusive networking opportunity for key stakeholders as well as technology solution providers who were seeking a new market and new clients for mineral exploration and extraction.

It also afforded an opportunity for close interaction with policy makers to elucidate on their plans for the sector”, he stated.


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On his part, the President MAN, Alhaji Sani Shehu, said: “The industry should know that with the renewed Government interest in mining development in Nigeria and the incentives such as tax holidays, removal of export duty for mining equipment and readiness of indigenous operators to partner with foreign investors, Nigeria is now a re-emerging mining nation worth exploring.”

The event is hosted by the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development and 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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