Twenty countries are expected to participate in the 3rd annual Nigeria Mining Week starting Monday till Wednesday in the country’s capital, Abuja.
In attendence would be the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, the Honourable Bawa Bwari, who is scheduled to speak at the conference on Monday and Tuesday.
According to a report in a local publication, Oil and Gas Republic, the week is expected to bring together 100 mining and exploration companies, 40 exhibitors and sponsors, among others.
In addition, the President of the Miners Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Sani Shehu, said the event would create opportunity for serious investors, mining operators, multilateral investors as well as technology solution providers seeking for new markets and clients for minerals exploration and extraction.
“Solution platforms to enable local and international investors navigate the sector will be set up during the event.”
He said discussions would focus on critical assessment of the industry, progress, updates, challenges and alignment with the global mining ecosystem.
“The 2018 mining week will be a one stop shop for every miner and stakeholder.’’
Shehu said the annual event had contributed to the growth and development of the mining sector’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP) in the last two years.
Nigeria Mining Week is officially supported by the Ministry of Mines & Steel Development and the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) and in partnership with, iPAD Nigeria and PwC.