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Over 150 companies to feature in Nigerian Mining summit- Minister….as Ministry partners Afrocet, Deloitte, others

 Director, Legal Services Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Ibrahim Haska Dikko; Regional Director West Africa, Afrocet Montgomery, George Pearson; Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari; with Energy and Resources Consulting Director, Deloitte, Francis Anatogu;  during a press briefing on the Launch of the  CONMIN West Africa and  the National Mining Summit  in Abuja ...on Friday

Director, Legal Services Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Ibrahim Haska Dikko; Regional Director West Africa, Afrocet Montgomery, George Pearson; Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari; with Energy and Resources Consulting Director, Deloitte, Francis Anatogu; during a press briefing on the Launch of the CONMIN West Africa and the National Mining Summit in Abuja …on Friday
 Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa; Regional Director West Africa, Afrocet Montgomery, George Pearson  and Chairman Afrocet Montgomery, John Adeyemi Adeleke; during a press briefing on the Launch of the CONMIN West Africa and the  National Mining Summit in Abuja...on Friday..

Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa; Regional Director West Africa, Afrocet Montgomery, George Pearson and Chairman Afrocet Montgomery, John Adeyemi Adeleke; during a press briefing on the Launch of the CONMIN West Africa and the National Mining Summit in Abuja…on Friday..
 Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari, Director , Mines Inspectorate, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Engr. Dauda Awojobi; and Regional Director West Africa, Afrocet Montgomery, George Pearson; during a press briefing on the Launch CONMIN West Africa and  the National Mining Summit in Abuja...on Friday

Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari, Director , Mines Inspectorate, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Engr. Dauda Awojobi; and Regional Director West Africa, Afrocet Montgomery, George Pearson; during a press briefing on the Launch CONMIN West Africa and the National Mining Summit in Abuja…on Friday

No fewer than 150 companies and operators would be participating in the National Mining Summit billed for the first quarter of next year, as part of plans by the ministry of Mines and Steel Development to scale up activities and drive investment in the sector.

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon Abubakar Bawa Bwari, disclosed this on Friday during a joint press briefing by the ministry and other international partners on the planned national mining summit .

The Minister stated that the exhibition and Summit is a joint-venture between the Ministry and Afrocet Montgomery, IMAG and Deloitte Consulting which is proposed to hold at the International Conference Centre, Abuja from 25-27 April, 2017.

According to Hon Bwari, the Summit will be centred on the recently approved Mining Road Map and would be an international platform for the Federal government to introduce to the international mining community a regime of robust mining legislation, pro-growth policies and supporting regulatory framework that will create a globally competitive platform for stakeholders in the nation’s mining and mineral processing sector.

He stated further that the summit will also attract key local, regional and international mining stakeholders ranging from Federal government, States governments, International Diplomats, Policy makers, Investment funds, Financial Institutions, Consultants, Mining Operators and many others.

Hon. Bwari stated that the summit will attract over 150 companies who will exhibit their products/services through custom-built exhibition booths. He added that about 3,000 visitors are expected from West Africa Mining and Construction sectors.

He, however said that the summit will be at no cost to the Ministry, adding that the Ministry would be providing high level support towards the success of the event.

Explaining further, he said the Federal Government intends to return Nigeria to the mining map and make the country a mining destination and not just a mining nation. He added that the present administration has the political will to improve the sector and Nigeria is ready and open for serious mining business.

In his remark, the Regional Director Afrocet Montgomery, George Pearson, said the summit and exhibition will showcase the potential of solid minerals sector in Nigeria to the global mining community.

He said with the experience and expertise of the organisers, IMAG which owns the global construction brand ‘Bauma’ , Afrocet Montgomery that runs Africa’s largest mining show, ‘Electra Mining’ in Johannesburg, South Africa and Deloitte an official strategic partner of the Summit, would be deployed to make the Abuja conference a huge success.

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