Nigeria Mining Week makes a welcome live, in-person return to Abuja in November
By: Nigeria Mining Week
The mining sector globally has welcomed the return of the Nigeria's leading industry event on the calendar: Nigeria Mining Week will be back in-person at the Abuja International Conference Centre from 1–3 November 2022. After two years of digital connection, the entire mining value chain will reconnect face-to-face and explore the many exciting opportunities that the mining sector of this West African powerhouse offers and while the progress that has been made thus far to kick-start the country's mining sector will be showcased.
Proudly hosted by the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development and organised by the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) in collaboration with PwC Nigeria and The Vuka Group, Nigeria Mining Week has been a committed promoter of what is widely regarded as the best next investment destination for mining houses and investors. The Abuja government, in particular, has been putting all its political will and weight behind the promotion of the sector and the event to gather investors, mining houses, thought-leaders, innovators and disruptors.
Minister: "Now is the best time"
Since assuming office in 2019, Nigeria's Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arch. Olamilekan Adegbite, has been beating the country's proverbial mining drum loudly and clearly, gracing many mining forums around the globe and communicating the message that the Nigerian mining sector is ready for investment and development, and the results are speaking for themselves with exciting new iron ore, bitumen and barite projects that are in active development or already up and running.
"Now is the best time to come into Nigeria," Minister Adegbite says in a recent, exclusive interview with Mining Review Africa, the premier media partner of Nigeria Mining Week, "we have a lot of greenfields and brownfields. It's easier and cheaper to mine in Nigeria because a lot of the minerals have been untapped and are very close to the surface. Therefore, the cost is a lot cheaper".
He added that Nigeria offers many incentives for would-be mining investors, including 100% ownership, tax holidays and duty free import of equipment. "So, this is the time to come and be one of the pioneers in Nigeria".
MAN: An economic platform to be proud of
The acting President of the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), one of the official organisers of what will be the 7th edition of Nigeria Mining Week, Alh. Musa Muhammad, agrees that the country's mining industry has made important strides forward, both for investors, mining houses and the people making a living off the nation's valuable and varied mineral resources.
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