2019 THEME: ENHANCING SOLID MINERAL PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA: OPPORTUNITIES IN THE VALUE CHAIN
The mining sector accounts for 0.3% of national employment, 0.02% of exports and about $1.4 Billion USD to the Nigerian GDP. It exists today (despite its current low production and output) within a well defined regulatory structure supported by active professional bodies and agencies.
It has also been estimated that Nigeria loses about $40 billion annually in unexploited gold alone and Nigeria’s solid minerals commercial value has been estimated to run into hundreds of trillions of dollars.
There are seven priority minerals which include: Baryte, Bitumen, Gold, Iron Ore, Limestone, Lead/Zinc and Coal as part of the strategies to reform the sector. According to Dr. Kayode Fayemi (Minister of Mines and Steel Development), “the solid minerals sector is definitely a frontier of opportunity, some would say, the frontier of opportunity in the new economic reality in which we find ourselves.”
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